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3 dead in Egyptian protests - Telegraph

3 dead in Egyptian protests
Three people were killed in confrontations around Egypt as anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armoured police truck, clashed with riot police on Tuesday.
Thousands of demonstrators calling for a Tunisian-style revolution in Egypt brought the centre of Cairo to a halt last night after a day of wrath
Egyptian riot policemen scuffle with protesters during a demonstration in Cairo Photo: EPA
11:32PM GMT 25 Jan 2011

After a day of violence, thousands of demonstrators stood their ground in downtown Cairo's vast Tahrir Square, steps away from parliament and other government buildings. They promised to camp out overnight, setting the stage for an even more dramatic confrontation.

Throughout the day, police blasted crowds with water cannons and set upon them with batons and acrid clouds of tear gas in an attempt to clear demonstrators crying out "Down with Mubarak" and demanding an end to Egypt's grinding poverty, corruption, unemployment and police abuses.

Tuesday's demonstration, the largest Egypt has seen for years, began peacefully, with police showing unusual restraint in what appeared to be a calculated strategy by the government to avoid further sullying the image of a security apparatus widely criticised as corrupt and violent.

With discontent growing over economic woes, and the toppling of Tunisia's president still resonating in the region, Egypt's government – which normally responds with swift retribution to any dissent – needed to tread carefully.

But as crowds filled Tahrir Square – waving Egyptian and Tunisian flags and adopting the same protest chants that rang out in the streets of Tunis – security personnel changed tactics and the protest turned violent. Around 10,000 protesters packed the square, the Interior Ministry said. The ruling party estimated the number of protesters nationwide at 30,000.

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Egyptian police fire tear gas at demonstrators in Cairo on 'day of wrath'
25 Jan 2011

The sight of officers beating demonstrators had particular resonance because Tuesday was also a national holiday honouring the much-feared police.

A policeman was hit in the head with a rock during the protest in Cairo and died later in the hospital, an Interior Ministry official said.

In another demonstration in the city of Suez, two protesters were killed, he said. One of them had respiratory problems and died as a result of tear gas inhalation; the other was killed by a rock.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release information to journalists.
 

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yup. no harm no foul! I don't have an issue with thread dominance, just busting your chops!! I would have lost BWOT long ago if I had thin skin.

sorta like what is going on in Egypt, only it is worse for them.
 

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Good thing nuffin ever came of this, would have been just another stepping stone to future problems for israel.
 
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