Twitter blocked in Egypt as protests turn violent (Video)
Protests have brought Cairo to a standstill this week as thousands have poured into the streets, shouting "Down with Mubarak" and clashing with riot police. The demonstrators are calling for an end to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power and were inspired by the Tunisian uprising that ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali on Jan. 14.
Vodafone Egypt seems to confirm the news that Twitter has been blocked:
We didn't block twitter - it's a problem all over Egypt and we are waiting for a solution.
Despite the ban, people have still been tweeting about the events:
Help we r suffocating
Protesters chanting 'Tunis Tunis,' 'Change or Death'
(The program uses Google Translate, so there might be some errors and some profanity.)
Select "English" from the drop-down menu to translate Tweets to English using Google Translate.
Here's video from earlier on Tuesday:
| January 25, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
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