What's Happening in Egypt?

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Events are moving very quickly in Egypt.

The Egyptian government has expelled Al Jazeera.

Fighter jets flew low over Cairo.

However, Al Jazeera just said
that the commander of the army tanks in downtown Cairo told protest
leader that the army would take no action so long as the protests were
peaceful.

Al Jazeera also interviewed a spokesman for the Muslim
Brotherhood, who said that that radical group would support former UN
weapons inspector Mohamed ElBaradei as Egyptian leader.

Al Jazeera reports:

Hundreds of judges join the protests in Cairo.

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Al Jazeera's producer in Egypt says reports are circulating that the country's interior minister has been arrested by the army.

The generals of the Egyptian army met with Mubarak and - according to an unconfirmed report from Malta Today - the generals told Mubarak to quit.

Egyptian newspaper Al Masry Al Youm reports that Egypt's defense minister has joined protesters in Tahrir Square.

And Business Insider writes:

According
to Al Jazeera, ElBaradei says he has been in contact with the
military, and that he has a mandate to form a new, national unity
government immediately.

 

Separately, Al Jazeera is reporting on
emerging fears of a counter-revolution tonight, i.e. the possibility
that the government will make one violent, last-ditch attempt to quash
protesters once nightful comes to Cairo tonight.

Note: Even president Obama is watching Al Jazeera to find out what's going on in Egypt.

And in an update from yesterday's story, protesters have formed a human wall to protect the Cairo museum from looters.