Egyptian Day of Rage Protests

From Al Jazeera, January 28:

Internet and mobile phone text message users in Egypt report major disruption to services as the country prepared for a new wave of protests after Friday prayers.

The Associated Press news agency says an elite special counterterrorism force has been deployed at strategic points around Cairo in the hours before the planned protests.

Egypt's interior ministry also warns of "decisive measures".

Meanwhile, a lawyer for the opposition Muslim Brotherhood says that 20 members of the officially banned group have been detained overnight.

Egypt remains on edge, as police and protesters clash throughout the country.

Eleven civilians get killed in Suez and 170 injured. No deaths were reported in Cairo. At least 1,030 people get injured countrywide.

The riots continue throughout the night, even as Mubarak announces that he dismisses his government. Mubarak himself refuses to step down. His whereabouts are unknown.

The GCP event was set for the 24 hour UTC day. There has been unrest for a few days, but the time organizers set for the Day of Rage protests was noon, (10 UTC). The result is Chisquare 86435.938 on 86400 df, for p = 0.465 and Z = 0.088.


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