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Released 'anti-govt' Google manager vows to clear out 'all rubbish' from Egypt

Cairo, Tue, 08 Feb 2011 ANI

Cairo, Feb 8 (ANI): Wael Ghonim, a Google Inc. marketing manager who was released over 10 days after being detained for protesting against the Egyptian government, has said that he, along with other protestors, would use his freedom as a driving force to clear out 'all the rubbish' that has become an integral part of his country.


CBS News quoted Ghonim, shortly after his release, as tweeting: "Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it. I offer my condolences to the families of all the Egyptians who have been killed. I'm not going to say that I apologize to them because we don't want ... None of us were breaking things up. We were all taking part in peaceful protests."


Urging people not to make a hero out of him, Ghonim said that he is just a man who has been "sleeping for 12 days".


"The real heroes are the ones who went down in the streets. Please turn your cameras towards the right people. I want to say that I am well, and we will change our country, god willing. All this 'rubbish' that was filling the country has to be cleared away. All of us are one hand, and will clean it," he added.


Meanwhile, family members of the Google manager have said that they would not celebrate his release in honour of those who suffered and gave up much more than he did, the report said.


Ghonim, who was reported missing on January 27, has insisted that the protestors were fighting for the rights of Egypt's citizens, and have no intention to ruin the country. (ANI)


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