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Google exec energizes Egyptian protests

Google exec energizes Egyptian protests

Freed Google executive electrifies the biggest protest so far against the rule of President Mubarak. The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen reports.

February 9, 2011 2:52 by

Google executive Wael Ghonim addressed thousands of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square, including many who were moved by his emotional TV appearance after being detained by Egyptian state security for 12 days.

The 30-year-old Google Inc. marketing manager was a key organizer of the online campaign that ignited the first protest on January 25 against the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in power for more than thirty years.

Read more: What do Egyptians really want?

Source: BBC

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