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I wanna get to leave -- there who is now joining us by phone it's the best we -- do Leland.
Meg in right down -- a paint a picture for you outside the US embassy that's.
The security forces -- -- egyptians.
Military and police have been able to push.
The protesters back on the one of the side streets here outside -- top prayers square.
This smell of tear gas is now walking up.
Into the balcony is the protesters are now regrouping to make yet another attempt back down towards the -- the big difference.
It would seem -- nights Thursday night now when he gets.
-- Tuesday night when the protesters are able to get inside the embassy.
In the Egyptian military has now come out in force -- what they promise -- do every diplomatic mission around the world which is protected and that's what's going on.
Right now and that's why you hear these loud volley of shots primarily that's rubber bullets have been huge volleys of tear gas that are coming out.
From the Egyptian military towards all of these protesters make it.
-- -- has our embassy been evacuated.
We'll never know.
We have no information that the embassy itself has been evacuated on Tuesday a number of the personnel were sent home there's been no information that we've heard.
-- who's been formally evacuated.
But it also it is typical in cases like it.
That they got what they called nonessential personnel homes of the that the people who do -- defeated -- -- in those kind of -- -- home.
If they keep the security detachment the US -- to -- -- are responsible for the security the embassy.
We -- in the Arab Spring which was so celebrated in many corners of the world had pictures just like this at the time they wanted their leader Hosni Mubarak gone he's gone.
Now we have a president of Egypt too is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood a group that said it would never seek the presidency but then reversed itself and did.
Morrissey now we have a very different crowd.
We were told chanting death to America and burning the American flag we saw that for ourselves a couple of days ago put it in perspective from what you saw then and what you see now.
The perspective did this picture to oddly enough to look very similar in that you had these running street battles you have protesters going up.
Against their own military what's different though this time is what they want you pointed out make it is did originally.
It was some kind of democratic awakening -- there -- this secular liberal.
Takeover of each appear -- -- -- -- -- needed be told because.
-- included a practice dictator now all the guys did the United States provides Egypt with billion dollar dollars a day.
Did you think target of these mass protests didn't.
Suddenly now used to be that the army guys we supposedly -- eyes of the protesters not to take pity boys we hear these out loud bangs out of -- about it.
Leland thank you want to --
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