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.