What You Need To Know:
- Egyptian protests enter seventh day (yesterday); Reuters: Death toll at 138; curfew lifted; new cabinet sworn in; police returning to streets; general strike, “march of millions” called for Tuesday; ABC News’s Lara Setrakian: “This city is preparing for a showdown.”
- Bread, beans, rice in short supply; bank run a major concern, reopening date not yet set; at Cario International Airport, an “exodus.”
Further Reading / Viewing:
- Photo Above: “Demonstrators carry a banner showing the images of the five U.S. presidents who were in power since Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak took office in 1981.” (reuters)
- EU wants “orderly transition to a broad-based government”; Israel “shocked” by Obama’s “betrayal” of Mubarak, tells allies to tone down criticism of Mubarak administration; actor Omar Sharif: “The president should have resigned.”
- Six Al Jazeera journalists detained in Cairo, released following State Department request, camera equipment seized; with Al Jazeera blackout, website sees 2500% increase in traffic.
- 8 Essential Longform Reads About Egypt; photos from the protests; Syrians attempting to organize protests on Facebook.