Sunday, November 20, 2011

Violent clashes between police and protesters in Cairo leave 10 dead and hundreds wounded - 21st Nov 2011

Violent clashes between protesters and Egypt’s military police flared again yesterday, leaving at least ten dead and hundreds injured.

By last night thousands of demonstrators had returned to Tahrir Square in Cairo and vowed to set up an occupation camp – potentially setting the scene for a third day of trouble today.

More than 5,000 demonstrators had gathered in the capital over the weekend in protest at the stalled revolution, amid growing fears that the country is sliding towards a military dictatorship. There were two further deaths on Saturday.

They were confronted by police and soldiers on foot and in army personnel carriers who used tear gas, rubber bullets and baton charges to disperse the crowds.

Demonstrators in the square, which was at the centre of protests that led to the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak, hurled rocks at the police line.

‘You are not legitimate!’ they chanted at the security forces. Read More