Egypt's Protests Could Cause 'Collapse of State'

One military official says the fragile government could collapse.
0:58 | 01/29/13

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to send troops to mali, as well as spy planes. And egypt. The u.S. Embassy has been forced to close because of violence street protests there. The situation so bad, that one military official says egypt's fragile government could now collapse. Abc's lama hasan is in cairo with the latest. Good morning, lama. Reporter: Good morning, josh. Egypt is on-edge this morning. Here in tahrir square, the birthplace of the egyptian revolution two years ago, has seen five-straight days of bloodshed and violence. Overnight, protesters stormed a five-star luxury hotel. They broke down the security barriers before storming the lobby. And es swooped in to stop them. Meanwh meanwhile, protesters defied an emergency law. Tens of thousands in the streets. And some of them armed. And they battled with security forces. They want president mohamed morsi to step down. And they won't back down until he falls.

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