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Egypt protests: Death toll up in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Egypt protests: Death toll up in Cairo's Tahrir Square

November 28, 2011 - Countless numbers of Egyptian protesters stay in Cairo's Tahrir Square right after two days of clashes in which at least 13 men and women ended up killed and hundreds injured.

On Sunday, police and troops created a violent endeavor to evict the demonstrators, firing tear gasoline and beating them with truncheons.

Nonetheless, the protesters returned less than an hour later, chanting slogans in opposition to Egypt's military rulers.

The European Union said it condemned the violence "in the strongest terms".


There have been also clashes in other cities including Alexandria, Suez and Aswan.

A complete of eleven men and women were reportedly killed on Sunday and two on Saturday, according to medical resources. Health officials say as numerous as 900 have been hurt, like at least forty stability personnel.

The demonstrators, some wearing gas masks, say they fear Egypt's interim military rulers are attempting to keep their grip on electricity.

The violence happens a week before the country's very first parliamentary elections because President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February.

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The protesters are firmly back in control of Tahrir Sq., and there are a lot more here than actually prior to.

Clashes are continuing on the edges, and the hurt are being brought via in ambulances all the time - but they are as determined as actually.

They have finally misplaced patience with the army rulers who say they're committed to the revolution and the transition to democracy, but the protesters will not feel it any more.

Several men and women the following are now openly calling for the resignation of the head of the military council - Subject Marshall Tantawi - and the stop of the total method of army rule.

The demands vary but I assume the greater part would like some kind of civilian council to just take handle of the transition to democracy.

Individuals also vary on whether they want the parliamentary elections to go forward if they can, which are because of to start off in eight days' time.

There is certainly totally no indication of people going absent. They are still arriving at the sq. and truly digging in for a extended, challenging battle.

The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton known as on the Egyptian authorities to cease violence against the protesters.

"I urge calm and restraint and condemn the use of violence in the strongest phrases. There is no question that the transitional approach is a tough and tough one particular," she explained.

"I reiterate that the interim authorities and all functions involved have the important process of listening to the people and defending their democratic aspirations."

A 2nd day of violence commenced on Sunday when stone-throwing protesters advanced from the square - focal stage of February's uprising - toward the interior ministry.



Sources and more information:

Egypt unrest: Military apologises for protest deaths - BBC News

Egypt's ruling military has apologised for the deaths of protesters in clashes with police, as unrest in Cairo and other cities enters its sixth day. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it regretted "the deaths of martyrs from among Egypt's loyal sons". The unrest, which began on Friday, come days before the first elections since...

Amid Egypt's election, Tahrir Square stays relevant (VIDEO)

Egypt protesters reoccupy Tahrir Square

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( via bbc.co.uk )



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