Jan25 Voices: Egyptian Army Has Begun Firing On Pro-Mubarak ‘Thugs’

It really is amazing, in just a matter of days, with no journalism experience, how indispensable UCLA grad student John Scott-Railton has become to staying on top of the news out of Egypt. This brief interview, linked on the Jan25 Twitter feed, with Egyptian journalist Jano Charbel reports news no other American media outlet is carrying right now. After letting pro-Mubarak forces clobber protesters in the streets for the past day, the Egyptian army is finally stepping in to protect protesters in Tahrir Square, firing water cannons and bullets at pro-Mubarak thugs who are trying to enter the square.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: UCLA Grad Student John Scott-Railton Has Become the Twitter Voice of Egypt