Flowers at a monastery in the Himalayas, Nepal.
Hoping for a brighter day for Egypt.
On Wednesday in Tahrir Square, Cairo, days of peaceful anti-government protests were disrupted by weapon-wielding thugs and plainclothes police, riding into the crowd on horseback and camels. As darkness fell, they threw burning furniture and molotov cocktails from rooftops.
These agent provocateurs were paid by Hosni Mubarak's government in a cynical ploy to wreak havoc and undermine anti-government protesters. By the end of the day, 3 deaths and more than 1,500 injuries were reported, victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Such cold-blooded brutality demonstrates it's well past time for Mubarak and his corrupt regime to go.
The Egyptian people deserve better than a stubborn old egotist who cares more about clinging to power than the safety and well-being of ordinary citizens.
Update: Overnight, several people were shot and killed by Mubarak's police, who were disguised as civilians. At least 17 police ids were confiscated from those arrested.