Egypt Fires Water Cannons at ElBaradei
Supporters surround Nobel winner to protect him
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2011 5:24 AM CST
Police use a water cannon against protesters during a demonstration in downtown Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

(Newser) – Police clashed with thousands of protesters led by pro-democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei today, firing water cannons at the leader and his supporters, MSNBC reports. The police also employed rubber bullets, tear gas, and batons, as supporters surrounded the Nobel laureate to protect him. Meanwhile, protesters in Ramsis square clashed with police as they left a mosque after prayers. Police again responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, even firing tear gas into the mosque, where women were taking shelter.

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Maggie Rulli
Jan 28, 2011 10:49 AM CST
I think it's crazy that the lead story yesterday was the fact that Mohamed ElBaradei arrived in Egypt, and now this morning he is already leading protests and being fired at by water cannons and rubber bullets... things are moving fast right now in Egypt. I talk about the Egyptian riots on my morning talk show, TPN Following on www.thepulesenetwork, live at 9 AM EST or available anytime on-demand.
finkster
Jan 28, 2011 8:46 AM CST
What is it about the human race that desires to control people so vigorously?....Freedom.
DTK
Jan 28, 2011 7:39 AM CST
Good luck following this story. When our own media can't even agree on what qualifies as an "intelligent" statement in this country, how can we possibly expect them to cut through the BS and actually report news for a change....not "spin" What a shame...sounds like an important world event