Egyptian Upheaval: Day 6
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
A military show of strength defined the sixth day of anti-government protests across Egypt. Jet fighters repeatedly flew over Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the main center for demonstrators, while a column of tanks, a la Tiananmen Square, was blocked by protesters.
Meantime, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei arrived at the square to show his support and address protesters. —JCL
Tension is mounting in the Egyptian capital Cairo after the military staged an apparent show of strength during a sixth day of anti-government protests.
Two air force jets and a helicopter repeatedly flew low over Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the main gathering point for demonstrators.
A column of tanks arrived there only to have its path blocked by protesters.
A column of tanks was stopped in downtown Cairo as protesters blocked the way.