The Lede continues to follow the protest movement in Egypt, now in its third week. For a summary of new developments, read today’s main news article from our colleagues in Cairo. Updates below mix alerts on breaking news with reports from bloggers and journalists in Egypt. A stream of Twitter updates on the protests is in this blog’s right column.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Unrest And Revolution In Egypt -- News Updates February 9, 2011
Tensions Rise Between Egyptian Demonstrators, Army As Protest Expands -- L.A. Times
Protesters occupy new territory near the Egyptian parliament building, sparking a temporary confrontation with troops. A Muslim Brotherhood leader accuses the army of torturing prisoners.
Reporting From Cairo — Tensions increased in the Egyptian capital Wednesday as the army confronted protesters occupying new territory in front of the parliament building and the Muslim Brotherhood accused the army of torturing prisoners.
Protesters had marched on parliament from Tahrir Square on Tuesday, and some spent the night. By midday, about 500 of them had blocked off Parliament Street, a serious escalation of the opposition's tactics, which until Tuesday had been focused on Tahrir.