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January 29, 2013

Cairo hotel live-tweets raid

InterContinental sends out online call for help during robbery attempt.
InterContintental Semiramis
Screenshot from Twitter.

Unrest in Egypt has set Twitter ablaze over the past week after protesters returned to the streets last Friday for the second anniversary of the country's revolution. In the early hours of Tuesday, Cairo's InterContinential Semiramis found itself caught up in the chaos that swept the city, when a group of armed assailants attempted to rob the luxury hotel.

Take a look at the hotel's Twitter feed before and during the raid: