Egypt suspends cell phone service of activists

by Seham on January 26, 2011 · 0 comments

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I’m relying on tweets for news this morning and they are sporadic as the Egyptian regime has cut almost all communication to the outside world. You can follow activists on twitter by following #Jan25 and #Egypt, here are some recent tweets to give you an idea of what is happening:

-Vodafone ADSL and Etisalat blocked all Google services. Gtalk, Gmail and blogspot. #Jan25
-Mubarak’s failing regime thugs aka: police r detaining injured civilians from hospitals #jan25
-Aljazeera corresp in #Cairo: #Egypt police preventing ppl from organizing funerals of their dead for fear of attracting crowds #Jan25
#Egypt police preempting any gatherings by deploying massively & beating anyone who looks like they want to demonstrate #Jan25
-The Situation is DRASTIC in #Egypt full #censorship is in action right now. HELP IS NEEDED NOW! #Sidibouzid #Jan25 #OpEgypt
-activists begin to gather at Abu Suleiman Street in #Alexandria. #jan25 #Egypt
-Egyptian police uses “sewerage” water against protestors in Tanta #Jan25
-Ambulance sirens drown the call to prayer #jan25 #egypt
– @VodafoneEgypt, @Mobinil, @EtisalatMisr helped the gov to suspend activists cell phone numbers #Jan25
-CONFIRMED: Egypt is suspending cell phone lines of activists #JAN25
-Sources in Sinai: protesters trying to storm police station in Sheikh Zwayed, police responding with tear gas. #jan25
-6 activists have just been arrested in Mahalla, says @mar3e. #Jan25

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O Mubarak
Egyptians and Sudanese are the best people when it comes to slogans and chants.  Today, in Egypt: demonstrators chanted:
يا مبارك, يا مبارك.  السعوديّة بإتنظارك
O Mubarak.  O Mubarak.  Saudi Arabia is waiting for you.

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Egypt suspends cell phone service of activists–.

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