Photos from Monday's protests on the streets of Egypt
It's just after 5 a.m. Tuesday in Egypt. (Cairo is ten hours ahead of Los Angeles.) Protesters have called for a general strike and a march by millions. National train service has been suspended. The Army has pledged not to fire on marchers. From Al Jazeera English:
Protest organisers have announced an indefinite general strike and called for a "march of a million" in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, the eighth day of an uprising that has claimed at least 125 lives in clashes between demonstrators and police.
Another million-strong march was planned in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, as national train services were cancelled in an apparent bid to stymie protests.
New York Times tonight: "As the opposition coalesces around Mohamed ElBaradei, the Obama administration is trying to figure out whether he is someone with whom the United States can deal."
NYT: "Within hours on Monday, the political landscape of the country shifted as decisively as it had at any moment in Mr. Mubarak’s three decades in power."