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Egyptian Google executive arrives at Cairo square

A protest organiser says a Google Inc. executive who played a key role in starting Egypt's two-week-old uprising against President Hosni Mubarak has arrived at Cairo's central Tahrir Square.

world Updated: Feb 08, 2011 21:03 IST

A protest organiser says a Google Inc. executive who played a key role in starting Egypt's two-week-old uprising against President Hosni Mubarak has arrived at Cairo's central Tahrir Square.

The appearance of Wael Ghonim, a 30-year-old marketing manager, comes with tens of thousands of demonstrators massed on the square as the uprising enters its third week. Many said they were there for the first time.

Mostafa al-Naggar said that Ghonim was entering the square Tuesday afternoon but he was unable to give details.

Ghonim, who was released from custody, has emerged as a rallying point for protesters who reject a group of traditional Egyptian opposition groups that have been negotiating with the government on their behalf in recent days.