January 28, 2011
Thousands of protesters try to storm the foreign ministry, state TV building in Cairo, defying curfew.
Read earlier report below:
Egypt’s military deployed on the streets of Cairo to enforce the nighttime curfew as the sun set Friday on a day of rioting and chaos that amounted to the biggest challenge ever to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year regime.
Flames rose up across a number of cities from burning tires and police cars. Even the ruling party headquarters in Cairo was ablaze in the outpouring of rage, bitterness and utter frustration with a regime seen as corrupt, heavy-handed and neglectful of grinding poverty that afflicts nearly half of the 80 million Egyptians.