Thursday, February 03, 2011

Radio Silence

If the Egyptians plan on clearing the streets, minimizing the images broadcast to the world would be a logical pre-H Hour mission:

Menacing gangs backing President Hosni Mubarak attacked journalists and human rights activists Thursday in an ugly turn in Egypt's crisis as government opponents pushed supporters out of Cairo's main square in a second day of battles. Organizers called for protesters trying to topple the regime to fill every square in the huge capital on Friday.

Will tomorrow be a confrontation between security forces and protesters? Or will the government continue to tolerate and contain the protests while trying to pry away protesters from exhaustion, fear, and a sense of having achieved enough?