A short time ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, making what Al Jazeera called the United States "strongest statement" to date, spoke about the uprising in Egypt and its government's harsh crackdown on its people:
Clinton's statement comes on a day where protests are escalating across Egypt. A country-wide curfew has been imposed (and ignored), the ruling party's headquarters were engulfed in flames, tanks are rolling after President Mubarak ordered the army into the streets, there are nearly constant "massive explosions" and the sound of shots being fired.
Follow the situation via the Egyptian/Middle East Protests Mothership Diary.
For more information, Nick Baumann at Mother Jones has a good rundown on the issues that led to the events we are seeing today.
And for continuing live coverage -- as long as they're allowed to stay on the air anyway -- from Al Jazeera can be seen here.
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