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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: