This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011.From reports of small gatherings to those of thousands of demonstrators marching across different cities in Egypt, Twitter is ablaze with reactions.
This nationwide “Day of Revolution” coincides with Police Day and brings together people from different walks of life and a wide political spectrum to protest against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.
Tweeting from Mohandesin, @monasosh notes:
If u r not here, u r missing a lot. Down wt mobarak . Mohandesin #jan25
In another tweet, she chants:
in reference to Zein El Abidine Ben Ali's escape from Tunisia, after its people's uprising.As the gatherings get bigger, some find it difficult to catch up. Ahmad Khalil tweets:
In another tweet, he sums up the mood:
Soon enough, tweets of police repression start pouring in.
Police just arrested everyone in cilantro. Took their ids and phone. We barely got out.” #jan25
Wael Abbas adds:
And in another tweet says:
And in an expected or not so expected move, reports are also surfacing of the censoring of internet sites.
Mohamed ELGohary notes:
Now http://dostor.org and Bambuser.com are blocked in Egypt #NetFreedom #Jan25
And Alaa Abd El Fattah tweets:
Egyptian ISPs seem to be illegally blocking websites again, collaborating with police despite no laws allowing internet censorship #jan25
Meanwhile, Mona Eltahawy notes:
In past 8 days at least 12 #Egyptians set themselves on fire out of desperation: unemployment, poverty, corruption. #Jan25 #Egypt protest
For more reactions, follow the hashtag #Jan25 on Twitter.
Stay tuned for more coverage from Egypt.