Egypt: Internet down, police counterterror unit up
Internet service in Egypt was disturbed and the government organizes an elite particular operations force in Cairo on Friday, hours previous to an anticipated new wave of anti-government protests. The developments were a sign that President Hosni Mubarak's regime was strengthening its crackdown subsequent the major protests in years against his almost 30-year rule.

The counter-terror force, not often seen on the streets, took up positions in considered locations, as well as central Tahrir Square, site of the major revelation this week.

Facebook and Twitter have helped force this week's protest. But by Thursday evening, those sites were disrupt, the length of with cell phone text messaging and BlackBerry Messenger services. Then the Internet went down.

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