Anti-Government riots in Egypt

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    Jan 25, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    Russia Today reports:
    Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing on top of an armoured police truck, clashed with riot police on Tuesday in the centre of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power. Police responded with blasts from a water cannon and set upon crowds with batons and acrid clouds of tear gas to clear demonstrators who chanted "Down with Mubarak", and as they demanded an end to the country's grinding poverty.
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    Jan 26, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12272836

    Twitter and related websites are down, with internet access in Cairo being spotty. Facebook appears to be working, continuing to provide protestors with a way to organize and respond to police action. It looks like Tahrir square is now clear of protestors after police moved in...the BBC article here says it is possible 3 people were killed in the clashes overnight.