Democracy Now: Egypt: Hundreds Injured In Clashes Between Protesters And Security Forces

In Egypt, nearly 600 people have been reported injured in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after security forces attacked a large group of protesters overnight. Democracy Now’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from Cairo.

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: “The clashes last night between thousands of protesters and government security forces marked some of the fiercest street battles in Egypt since the fall of [president] Hosni Mubarak. Central security forces lobbed numerous tear gas canisters at thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square. Rubber bullets were fired as well. Hundreds of people have been injured. These clashes are still ongoing right now, as I speak. People rushed to Tahrir in solidarity. This all began when police reportedly attacked, beat up and arrested family members of those killed in the revolution who have been protesting what they see as any lack of justice or accountability for the nearly 1,000 people killed in the revolution.”

~ by wheresthemic on June 29, 2011.

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