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BREAKING: Large, Angry Demonstrations throughout Egypt, Yemen

BREAKING: Large, Angry Demonstrations throughout Egypt, Yemen

Protests have erupted in cities across Egypt following Friday midday prayers, with angry demonstrators demanding an end to Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year presidency,” Al Jazeera reports. “In response, the government has promised to crack down on demonstrations and arrest those participating in them. It has blocked internet, mobile phone and SMS services in order to disrupt the planned demonstrations.” Watch live coverage.

Thousands of protesters filled the streets of Yemen yesterday, as unrest and calls for change continued to spread across the Arab world. The protesters vowed to continue demonstrations today and for “weeks to come.” Unlike Egypt, the peaceful protests were not run by young people but rather by a largely traditional, Islamist opposition.

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8:21AM PDT on May 5, 2011

The question is will it do any good???

12:18PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

"has blocked internet, mobile phone and SMS services" - this sentence demonstrates why they are protesting!...

9:07PM PST on Jan 31, 2011

Now that the protests are hitting there peak I think things are sure to move quickly. Soon this scenario will play out here on the streets of America. There are forces at work trying to usher in the last days, Revelations, the Apocalypse... call it the Illuminati, the New World Order, or whatever you want... it is coming... hell it is already here! Step by step we will all watch as the reality around us unravels, that is unless we are lucky enough to be awake. Those of us who have our eyes open can avoid the initial blows but it will take a strong Army to fight the wars that are ahead. Be prepared, be safe, and awaken those around you, they will be next to you in the battle.

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1:55PM PST on Jan 30, 2011

These protests must be raising hell with all the Muslim haters unless they haven't realized that these Egyptians are predominantly Muslim.

I'm pleased to see other areas of the Arab world join in to this protest.

10:55AM PST on Jan 30, 2011

If the C of C supports them (Mubarak and co,) you KNOW they are very bad people.

10:24AM PST on Jan 30, 2011

@ Suaanne R Please, you can’t expect God to bless both the protestors of authoritarian rule and also bless the folks that maintained it for thirty years {the US] as Obama did.

10:28PM PST on Jan 29, 2011

On his show last night, Bill Maher stated that maybe the U.S. doesn't need to use war to spread democracy to other countries. Sometimes the people take matters into their own hands. Personally, I think change is more meaningful to a population when they've initiated and achieved it themselves. May God bless these brave protestors of authoritarian rule!

9:25PM PST on Jan 29, 2011

People are getting tired of the "ruling class entitlement", all over the world and that will eventually be a good thing. Thank you.

2:52PM PST on Jan 28, 2011

Hopefully this will lead to positive change and meaningful reform, but it will come at a high cost I'm afraid. Hopefully it will come with a minimum of violence. I'm praying for them.

10:37AM PST on Jan 28, 2011

Let's pray for no violence...change is good

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