Egypt Still in Crisis
The latest breaking news of the chaos happening in Cairo by government protesters, reported by CNN reporters.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Egypt’s major cities on Friday and again Saturday, demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-rule. Here are the latest developments as confirmed by CNN.
[Update 1:50 a.m. Cairo, 6:50 p.m. ET] – Roughly 1,000 prisoners have escaped from Prison Demu in Fayoum, southwest of Cairo, state-run Nile TV reported early Sunday. The inmates are “on the streets causing chaos and families are scared,” according to Nile TV.
[Update 1:33 a.m. Cairo, 6:33 p.m. ET] – Seventeen people have been shot to death by Egyptian police, according to Reuters.
Twelve people were killed trying to attack a police station in Beni Suef governorate, south of Cairo, Reuters reported. Another five people died in an attempted attack on a station in Nasr City, according to Reuters.