Tuesday, February 1, 2011

10s of thousands take to the streets of Egypt



The government urged people to stay at home today in Egypt - but protesters called for a million person march -- and by all accounts - they've gotten what they've asked for.

The streets are flooded with people - once again demanding that President Hosni Mubarak step down. Some hanged the president in effigy.

The military has vowed to stand down so long as the protests are peaceful. But yesterday, one person was shot by a soldier.

Meanwhile, the government continues efforts to limit communications within the nation in the hopes of squelching the protests.

To help protesters get around the ban - Google quickly developed a voice-to-tweet service that allows Egyptians to call a phone number and speak a message that is then converted into a Twitter posting.

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