Here’s a bird’s eye view:
And here’s a similar scene, but up close and personal:
From what I can tell, this isn’t likely to end in the overthrow of the Mubarak regime. Egypt is not Tunisia. But the protests and violence clearly have th Arab leadership very worried because, well, Egypt is not Tunisia. Egypt is the biggest nation in the Arab world. Al Jazeera isn’t very popular among Americans, but it is probably even less popular among Arab leaders who fear its reports coming out of Egypt. King Hamad, the leader of Bahrain, for example, has called Mubarak seeking an emergency Arab summit.
As the Gulf Daily News (NOT an independent news source, by the way), blandly reported the development:
His Majesty King Hamad made the call as he held a telephone conversation with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
He stressed the need to co-ordinate the meeting to map out a strategy spearheading the progress of the Arab nations.
He also highlighted the importance of such a blueprint to