Egypt: Protests Continue Despite Communication Crackdown

Friday, January 28, 2011

Egyptian riot police gather near burning tires as a demonstrator throws an object towards them during a protest in Cairo, Egypt on January 26, 2011 Egyptian riot police gather near burning tires as a demonstrator throws an object towards them during a protest in Cairo, Egypt on January 26, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Reports out of Cairo say that the city has awoken to a crackdown on communication tools. There is no mobile service, no text messaging and no Internet in Egypt. The BBC's Wyre Davis is in Cairo. He notes that social networking tools like Twitter have had a huge effect in galvanizing protesters and that the latest crackdown shows that the government is desparate.

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