Twitter was inaccessible in Egypt on Tuesday in what was believed to be a move by the government to thwart protesters using the social network in a campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak.
After days of rising tension and public anger inspired by the Tunisian "Facebook Revolution", events finally began to spill over on the streets of Cairo.
The US-based microblogging service was out of service in Egypt on Tuesday, according to the herdict.org tracking website recommended by Twitter.
A Twitter spokesman declined to comment on what was causing the service outage in Egypt.
The news came as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Egypt, facing down a massive police presence to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in protests inspired by Tunisia's popular uprising.
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