Mohamed ElBaradei in Egypt

Love this report out of Egypt:

The crowd shouted first for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak then, as Mr. ElBaradei stood facing the police, the crowd chanted “peacefully, peacefully”

Police beat them with clubs and used water cannons on the protesters, including Mr. ElBaradei, a Nobel laureate and opposition leader, who was drenched as he stood his ground for about 15 minutes.

As the police began to fire tear gas canisters he retreated back inside the mosque, washing gas residue from his face and putting on a mask he recovered.

“This is an indication of a barbaric regime,” Mr. ElBaradei said. “They are doomed.”

ElBaradei is now under house arrest.

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