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Al Jazeera's Dorothy Parvaz, reporting from Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in, says electricity has now been cut

Last modified: 11 Aug 2013 04:26

Al Jazeera's Dorothy Parvaz, reporting from Rabaa al-Adawiya Square sit-in, says electricity has now been cut,  adding that it was unclear as to who was responsible for the power outage.

Organisers have some generators availble and have some lights hooked up. There are entirely dark swaths in the sit-in, although some tents have managed to rig wires -from nearby buildings, perhaps. The power outage prompted people to wake up - it's 3 am local time - and walk around, concerened, worried, asking each other what is happening.

The protesters might be worried because of the Ministry of Interior had already announced plans to cut off electricity and water in the area.