Egypt in Chaos

By Xeni Jardin on Friday, Jan 28, 2011

A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo January 28, 2011. Police and demonstrators fought running battles on the streets of Cairo on Friday in a fourth day of unprecedented protests by tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Protests are raging throughout Egypt today, the largest mass demonstrations yet demanding an end to the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Thousands took to the streets today, after Friday Prayers.

A roundup of recent Boing Boing posts related to ongoing events in Egypt, and throughout the region:

Egypt turns off internet, Lieberman wants same option for US
Joe Biden says Mubarak isn't a dictator, questions legitimacy of protesters' demands
Egypt: to thwart protests, government attempts to leave the internet
NYT: Wikileaks cables reveal details of US-Egypt diplomacy
After Egypt, Tunisia unrest, Syria cranks up the 'net censorship
What is happening in Egypt, explained
Egyptian activists' protest plan, translated to English
Guardian reporter beaten, detained at Egypt protests; records audio throughout
Egypt: Protests inspired by Tunisia and fanned by social media break out all over
Egypt's men in Washington
Egypt: yet another iconic photo of a brave protester smooching a bewildered cop
Egypt: without internet, country may face "economic doom" Monday
Mubarak: I'm dissolving Egypt's government, new one forms tomorrow, I'm not going anywhere

For continuing live coverage, we recommend following Global Voices' coverage of Egypt, with eyewitness reports throughout the region. (RSS feed here).

Al Jazeera has live streaming video coverage here, and a liveblog of today's events here.
Their Creative Commons-licensed Flickr stream of images is here.

The Guardian's live blog is here.

Salon's live blog is here.

And CNET has an update on Egypt's internet going dark, with confirmation that carriers were ordered to halt communications within the country.