How does the power elite handle mass protests? First, they shut down Facebook and Twitter. Then they shutdown the internet entirely and blocked any SMS messaging. Yes, seriously, Egypt is no longer hooked into the grid. They have left the internet.
This blatant blockage of the information grid from the Egyptian government comes on the cusp of massive protests that have been planned for Friday. The Ministry of Interior gave a stern warning to any dissidents that the government's police forces will take "decisive measures" on Friday.
On Thursday, a video of a protester being shot by the police made the rounds.
Will Friday be Egypt's Day of Reckoning?
Here's a video I came across documenting the events of Jan 25th...
Here's a translation of the protesters' game plan for Friday's revolution.