BREAKING NEWS: Famed Egyptian Museum Reportedly on Fire


Screen grab I just took of crowds in Cairo.

I just got an email alert from Fox, but no details:

Cairo Museum Reportedly Catches Fire After Molotov Cocktail Thrown

As I type this, I'm watching Al Jazeera online. Here's the link. One of the pro-democracy demonstrators just said, "We have no choice but to keep this up." They're not giving up any time soon.

"They're has been no hint of army intervention," a reporter just said.

UPDATE: There are men on horseback with whips, beating up on the crowd. Where would those horses come from? One guess.

UPDATE: Per a fellow tweeter, Al Jazeera is reporting that the flames were doused by the military.

  • Can you link me to a source for that? I've heard from too many unreliable
    sources on this. Thanks!

  • Bodhibabe

    The museum was never threatened... it was a car on fire, near the museum...

  • WordSmith

    There's also another building on fire and the museum may not have been on fire at all. Goddamn! I've been in that museum. It's fucking wonderful.