Egypt to follow Tunisia?

Protests have erupted in Egypt as people demand political change, the demonstrations apparently prompted by the successful (so far) people’s revolution in Tunisia.

CNN questions whether Egypt will go the same way as Tunisia and examines some key differences that may prevent the popular revolt in Cairo from catching fire as it did in Tunis. The BBC reports that President Mubarak is determined to crack down on protests

In addition, TechCrunch says the Egyptian government is working hard to block social media tools like Twitter and Facebook, which have been used by protesters to organize and communicate.

Here’s a scene taken by someone of protests in the streets:

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