Nightly News | February 02, 2011
>> engle had it right a minute ago when he said this is a fight for egypt. to hold it. the fight is not just going on here =? ) cairo . to the north, the mouth of the nile in alexandrcb@?? known in shorthand and english-speaking folks simply as alex, they have+f, had some cases bigger crowds than they have had here in cairo .
s: ? quickly today. thereiym our own ron allen standing by 3(?v?ey good evening. lexandria.
>> reporter: good evening to you, brian.+?9 alexandria for the most part was spared the violence that you experienced down there in cairo , but this is still a very) =&q'se place on edge. a lot of hostility, anger and emotion in the air and twmr
media for not telling foreign their side of the story. the president should never step down, they yelled and screamed."11? we turned off our camera and fled. the tripe?y here this morning, three hours down a main highway, had taken protests in cairo . few trucks and buses on the road. no one going j?d to work. all signs of how the crisis has brought this nation and its already stg$ng economy to a halt. we came to alexandria popular tourist destination because of scenes like this here last night.f 1k? tanks separating rival demonstrators after president mubarak 's speech promising morelci democracy.
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>> reporter: the violence in cairo stoked passions =?here. thousands marching through town. there's no central square big it was a death in alexandria last june that helped ignite these nationwide protests.h4 t a 28-year-old blogger died incmo police custody , beaten and tortured, his family claims. lb9 for writing about alleged police corruption and brutality. now the fury has5#? spread across egypt, to luxor, home to many ancient[?q@? treasures, to suez and its famous canal, and here in alexandria . so madks?determined to change a nation. this mother said she was ready to face a government crackdown. cwt?x??h p &h&
>> will you keep coming out every day?
>> yes, of course. till he?lj? go. unless they killed us, we are (t&h?hp &h& 0?
>> reporter: a lot of passion. there's been violence and bloodshed here during the early days of the protest.l'm.x now about a week ago. and like in cairo, there are a lot of arms everywhere. everybody seems-wwr to have a weapon. drive through the streets and you can see people brandishing clubs, stickse?> and knives. for that reason a lot of reporters here have been keeping a very low .m? profile. brian.
>> all right, you do so as well, alexandria , as we've