Egypt Arrests 860 After New Protests

A second day of protests in Egypt has led police to arrest more than 860 anti-government demonstrators in the cities of Cairo and Suez. The interior ministry said that anyone taking to the streets would be prosecuted. The government has also sporadically blocked Twitter and Facebook. While European leaders have criticized the Egyptian government for its harshness, the U.S. has mostly refrained from criticizing its allies. The closest it has come is White House press secretary Robert Gibbs saying the Egyptian government should “demonstrate its responsibilities to the people of Egypt in recognizing those universal rights [to assembly and speech.]"