Friday, January 28, 2011

Egypt protests: Government shuts down internet ahead of biggest demonstrations yet

Egypt protests: Government shuts down internet ahead of biggest demonstrations yet | Mail Online:

People sick and tired of poverty, unemployment, high prices.

"Egypt shuts down internet and blocks mobile phones as security forces gear up for biggest anti-government protests yet"




  • Total blackout on internet access and text messaging services disrupted





  • Six protesters so far killed in violent clashes with police


  • Biggest protests yet expected to take place after morning prayers


  • Opposition group leaders arrested in series of raids overnight


  • see a picture of internet traffic to and from Egypt"
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351314/Egypt-protests-Government-shuts-internet-ahead-biggest-demonstrations-yet.html#ixzz1CKitIHQR

     its a tool. a catalyst. it makes things happen faster, better, or.. maybe even makes them happen at all. ... its like you wanted to get some place without a car .. you may never get there ..or, much later. .... now net can be misused too ... ie during Iran protests, i think it was artificially driven to topple the government, while now it seems these are genuine popular protests against poverty, unemployment, high prices, or religious restrictions on life 


    from www.drudgereport.com :

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