Everyone's Fears Are Coming True, As Pro And Anti-Mubarak Forces Are Now Fighting

Update 10:05: Here’s a look at pro-Mubarak folks heaving stones off a roof around the square.

Update 9:55: The Pro-Mubarak forces are advancing and pushing the anti-government protesters back. According to Al-Jazeera they have taken control of towers around the square and are heaving rocks from the buildings.

Update 9:03:

Latest form Al-Jazeera. Pro-Mubarak people have taken control of army vehicles, and now gunfire has been hired.


Update 7:57: Incredible, the pro-Mubarak forces are now arriving on horseback.

This amazing picture comes from Hamish6PM.


Photo: Hamish6PM


Update 7:37: Now there is smoke everywhere, and people are people are clearly getting injured.

Someone called into Al-Jazeera describes it as “very, very bad”


Update 7:31 AM ET: The counter-revolution has begun says Al-Jazeera. The clashes have begun.



The pro-Mubarak forces are out today.

We’ve seen several tweets from reporters on the ground in Egypt, including from Al-Jazeera’s Dan Nolan, that a flood of pro-Mubarak supporters are heading into the square.

There are have ben violent clashes, and the buzz is that if the anti-Mubarak protesters — who are hoping for another huge push on Friday — play their cards too aggressively, the rest of the masses will get angry over life disruptions.

Some say, too, that the pro-Mubarak forces on the ground are armed.

As foreign policy experts say, the situation is “fluid.”

The pictures is from twitterer Travellerw, who tweets:

INCREDIBLE standoff between pro-change and pro-Mubarak demos at Tahrir NOW #Egypt #jan25 http://twitpic.com/3vqkcp

Click here for stunning new protest photos >

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