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Wael Ghonim, Freed Google Manager, 'Ready To Die' For Egypt


First Posted: 02/09/11 07:25 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Wael Ghonim, a Google manager who has become something of a hero among Egyptian protesters, said on Wednesday that it is "no longer the time to negotiate" with the government.

In an interview with CNN, Ghonim said, "We went on the streets on the 25th, and we wanted to negotiate. We wanted to talk to our government.... They decided to negotiate with us at night, with rubber bullets, with police sticks, with water hoses, with tear gas."

According to CNN's Ivan Watson, Ghonim also said he is "ready to die" for the cause.

Ghonim was reported missing in late January. Egyptian authorities released the Google employee on Monday, and Ghonim addressed hundreds of thousands in Cairo the following day.

Scroll down to watch the CNN segment.

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