Tomorrow promises to bring the largest day of protests in Egypt in the now 3 day old uprising. Inspired by events in Tunisia and conditions imposed by the world economic crisis, Egyptians have now turned out in large numbers to call for the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, US backed dictator of the country for the last 30 years.

It has been hard to keep up with events, as they have been rapidly evolving. It is clear that within the last few hours, as night has fallen in Egypt, the security apparatus has engaged in a massive operation of round-ups of activists and blatant intimidation tactics to prevent tomorrow's planned demonstrations. Most of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition party, have been arrested. This is ironic in that the Muslim Brotherhood initially was reluctant to support the protests, and only after, allowed members to participate on an individual basis.

There are reports that police have coated many main town squares in gasoline so they can light them afire tomorrow during the protests. The days demonstrations are planned to start after noon prayers (2am Seattle time).

The Egyptian community in the Seattle area will be organizing a peaceful demonstration this Saturday “In solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Egypt.” Organizers say they are calling on “all peace- and justice-loving people” in the Seattle area to show support for people in Egypt who are protesting the economic and political repression.

When: SATURDAY, January 29th 12:00-3:30 pm
Where: WestLake Park, 4th and Pine in Downtown Seattle

You should really check out the video and links after the jump!

Here are some great links that offer updated news and analysis on this exciting situation.

Interview: Kevin Ovenden - The revolt shaking the Arab world - Socialist Worker

Interview with Hossam el-Hamalawy - Aljazeera

Egypt prepares for fresh protests - Aljazeera

Egyptian Youths Drive the Revolt Against Mubarak - New York Times

Photos from street protests in Suez - Foreign Policy blog

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