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EGYPT: Protesters chant after Friday prayers

February 4, 2011 |  7:28 am


Reuters reports lots of chanting in Cairo's Tahrir Square after Friday prayers, much of it directed at embattled President Hosni Mubarak, including:

"The people want the fall of the regime"

"Leave, leave, leave"

"Join us, join us"

"We want the murderer to be tried"

"The army and people are united"

The voices of protesters and others on the ground in Egypt can be heard online, through Google's "speak to tweet" service.

Another Twitter site, Jan25 Voices, is culling reports from those on the scene and funneling them into tweets.


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-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: An Egyptian boy looks around as others bow during Friday noon prayers in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Credit: EPA / Jim Hollander