Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Egypt:The Tunisian domino effect?
Thousands of protesters paralyzed the streets of Cairo demanding the immediate resignation of Egypt's President, Hosni Mubarak. The protesters armed with stones are said to have clashed with anti-riot police who in turn used water canons and tear gas to repress them.
Meanwhile, Egypt officials have reacted by temporarily shutting down twitter, a social network popular among young activists. The Egyptian dictator, has been in power for nearly 30 years. He is said to enjoy close "strategic" ties with Washington.