Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist based in Cairo. He is a Democracy Now! correspondent and a Puffin Fellow at The Nation Institute.
The state still controls the media in post-revolution Egypt, but an independent press is emerging.
Mubarak's armed thugs violently attacked peaceful protesters in Tahrir Square, injuring hundreds. But many demonstrators vowed to stay in the streets until the dictator leaves.
As tens of thousands of protesters pack Tahrir Square, the one unifying theme remains Mubarak. It's a question of when—not if—he'll leave.
The Muslim Brotherhood was out in full force Saturday, but their cries of "Allah Akbar" were drowned out by others chanting "Muslim, Christian, we are all Egyptian."