Thursday, January 27, 2011

Egypt Boiling Over - Day 3

There are several confirmed riots all over Egypt on this third day of anti-government protests. The police are now using real ammunition in addition to the standard tear gas and water cannons. There are

The confirmed cities where the riots are taking place are: Cairo, Alexandria, As Suways (Suez), Port Said and Sallum (on the border with Libya).

The riots appear to be particularly violent in As Suways, a port city with a population of 500,000 which sits at the entry way to the Suez canal (on the Red Sea), a critical link for global shipping routes. It appears from the videos below that the city is in a state of chaos and there are even reports of tanks having entered the city. Any disruption to the operation of the canal could have a dramatic impact on commodity pricing and availability.

Here is a video of the violence in As Suways during the day (the 27th)



Then in the early evening...



and at night...




Ahead of the mega demonstration planned for tomorrow, Friday which is part of the weekend, which millions of people are expected to turn out for, it looks like the Mubarak regime's situation can be summed up as follows:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a requested point of order. You say "the city is in a state of anarchy". I believe the term anarchy has been bastardized by the MSM/PTB to be linked with chaos. Self-rule and liberty, IMHO, is the principle definition of Anarchy. the implication of chaos has been brought in to discredit the concept of self-rule, implicitly suggesting that we need government to rule us in order to keep order. From what I have read on your website, that is not necessarily your opinion. So, a better statement would have been that the city is "in a state of chaos". Thanks for your blog...

Fedup Montrealer said...

Thank you very much for your informed comment. I meant no disservice to anarchists, many of whom I admire e.g. Chomsky. I will correct the sentence right away.

Please feel free to give more feedback as you see fit!

Anonymous said...

Good point, anonymous. I've been feeling like a little anarchy myself. It's about time, I believe, to retake the reins of power that the founding fathers bequeathed us.