Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging the Egyptian government
not to prevent peaceful protests or block communications, including social
media sites like Facebook and Twitter. She also says that mass protests have
given Egyptian authorities an "important opportunity" to enact broad
Clinton on Wednesday said that the United States supports the Egyptian
people's rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association. She said
the Obama administration was hopeful that the government would act to meet
the "legitimate aspirations" of its people.
Clinton spoke as anti-government protests continued in Egypt with
authorities cracking down on crowds.