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Internet Down in Cairo

This is Nellie, Tom’s girlfriend. He asked me to post the below for him to keep you all up to date:

Safe and sound in my apartment in Zamalek. From what I can tell, all internet and text capabilities are blocked throughout the city. The only things still working, and haphazardly mind you, are the phone lines. Rumors abound of protests city-wide tomorrow after morning prayer. The theory is that the police cannot stop mass gatherings of people attending mosque, so this will provide appropriate cover for the beginning of demonstrations which I have been repeatedly told will trivialize those of Tuesday. We will see. Look for protests to begin around 1 p.m. Egyptian time.

After a wild spot of luck, I interviewed Dr. Ayman Nour, first runner up in the 2005 presidential elections and former Mubarak regime political prisoner, early this evening. More to come on this as time allows.

Below are some more pictures from the protests on Tuesday.

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  1. akcita
    January 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Beware Tom, the local population may be friendly, but do not overly trust anyone. The Muslim Brotherhood has their own agenda, and also has to play to the Arab Street. Keep your head on a swivel and be ready to bug-out.

    Based on the dithering that normally occurs from this administration, I would expect them to walk a tightrope and try to stay genial with both sides. I expect there will some advice to the President to call for voting reforms. Ultimately Mubarak will have to act. You better be ready to go when that happens. Chaos and Martial Law go hand in hand. Be away and secure when it happens.

  2. Diana Stewart
    January 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I am a friend of your father’s from high school days…..Praying that God cover you with His love and protection during this very precarious time in Egypt. Get home safe and sound!

    Diana Considine Stewart and Family

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