On Thursday, violence intensified in two cities outside Cairo, the situation turned untoward when anti-government protesters burned a fire station and looted weapons and later they turned on police. When protestors firebombed the station the firefighters jumped out widows to save their lives. During the exchange of fire between police and protestors, a 17-year-old boy was gunned down.
One of the top democracy advocates in Egypt declared that he was ready to lead the protest to overthrow longtime President Mubarak.
The social sites were clogged up with the talks of protest saying, Friday's protest could be one of the biggest so far in demanding for the ouster of Mubarak .
Hence, by Thursday evening Egypt internet service were stopped. The access to many international websites, news websites, Facebook, Gmail, Google, everything were blocked, including text messaging. Possibly an attempt by officials to prevent agitation.