Green Brief #106 February 6th 2011 By Codeman177 – http:/twitter.com/codeman177 You may notice that this Green Brief is not pertaining to Iran. After watching the events unfold in Egypt over the last few days, I got the urge to write again. This information comes from people on the ground in Egypt. Protest/ General news 1. Christians and Muslims gathered in Tahrir square to hold mass in remembrance of those who have died since the protests started. The protesters sang Christian hymns and prayed for the martyred. The leaders of the prayers held up a cross and Qur’an together as a sign of togetherness between the religions. This prayer service was an attempt for the Christians to show the state TV that the protests are a popular not dependent on religion. 2. Today the army tried to enclose Tahrir square inside a cordon of barbed wire. The protesters worried that this would allow the army to slow push the protesters from the square. Protesters moved into the area that the army was setting up the barbed wire, stopping them from setting up the wire. 3. France announced today that it would stop selling arms and tear gas to Egypt. 4. A group of several thousand protesters gathered at the central square in Alexandria and marched to the main train station. 5. The Egyptian Central Bank moved $850 million into the financial system as banks reopened across Egypt today. The Egyptian pound is currently trading at it's lowest value in five years. The stock market remained closed today with and official stating that it will remain closed until at least Tuesday. Politics 1. The Muslim Brotherhood as well as members of the “group of wise” met with the Vice President Omar Suleiman today to continue talks on the protester's demands. Arrests/Deaths 1. Al Jazeera correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin was arrested by the military today inside Tahrir square. He was released at about 10:30 pm GMT+2, after numerous requests for his release by Al Jazeera and a campaign for his release on Twitter. 2. The website 1000memories.com has begun to compile a list of the names of those who have died since the protests began. Misc 1. If you want to get an accurate picture of what is going on Egypt I would suggest that you watch Al Jazeera. They have an have been reporting none stop since the protest began. for a live stream in English go to Al Jazeera English: Live Stream - Watch Now - Al Jazeera English 2. For anyone that wants to post the Green Brief anywhere else all I ask is that you keep the line that contains my username and link to my twitter account. And a link back to the original article here. 3. Also can I ask a favor of those of you who read this. I would like to get the Green Brief popular again, so if your reading this and you have a twitter account. Could you all tweet a link back here, or if you follow me on twitter retweet the link I post.