Egypt’s Turmoil: The Army’s OK with the Protesters, for Now

Parts of Egypt’s capital city seemed almost normal on Saturday as the embers of Friday’s vandalism and carnage cooled. After a night wracked by gunfire and explosions, set off by burning cars and buildings, many people took to the streets again on Saturday to survey the new face of their country. Amid the burnt carcasses of police trucks and the newly positioned military tanks, the streets of downtown Cairo and central Tahrir Square — the epicenter of this week’s uprising — had almost regained the atmosphere of community activism that characterized the first day of protest on Tuesday.

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