Sun January 30, 2011
Middle East

A Frightening Lawlessness Takes Hold In Egypt

Ignoring a government curfew, thousands of protesters remained in the streets and squares of Cairo through the night. The army has been deployed, but is allowing peaceful demonstrations to proceed. Many soldiers and officers have expressed solidarity with the protesters. The police who clashed with protesters in the early days have disappeared, though there are reports that some of them may be provoking fear and chaos, disguised as thieves.