"The Mubarak regime shows no intention of stepping down, reforming, or even returning to the status quo ante. It has unleashed thousands of armed thugs and plainclothes policemen to terrorize the peaceful demonstrators in downtown Cairo and other cities. They may be planning to inflict heavy casualties on the protesters to break their sit-in, and intimidate other Egyptians from partaking in the revolution.
"I urge you to please utilize whatever contacts you may have to inform officials and the media of the truth of what is happening in Egypt at the moment. These are not pro- and anti-Mubarak protests. This is an outright armed assault by thugs and policemen on peaceful demonstrators."