Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Egypt's protests, told by #Jan25 -

The scope of the protests is "unprecedented," says former Monitor Cairo correspondent Dan Murphy. The success of Tunisia’s protests made the difference, indicating to Egyptians that maybe their protests could have some results this time around.

The Egyptian government appears to have shut down Twitter, though Egyptians still accessed the site using proxies or simply by calling friends outside the country and having them tweet for them.

Videos posted on Youtube and similar sites showed protesters tearing down the many posters of President Mubarak throughout Cairo and the rest of the country.

Searching "protests in Egypt" turned up more than 1,000 photos on Flickr. Dozens of videos were uploaded to Youtube. Facebook remained unblocked while Twitter became more limited, and events, pages and groups filled with a steady stream of updates.

Click on the following for more details; it appears that CS Monitor is constantly updating here and on related sites:  Egypt's protests, told by #Jan25 -

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