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Egypt vote in doubt as Cairo clashes continue

Third day of protests in Tahrir Square


 

Protesters demanding that Egypt’s military hand over power show no sign of leaving Cairo’s Tahrir Square after over two days of demonstrations and violence. Security forces sought to disperse the crowds by firing tear gas, while protesters hurled broken up pieces of pavement at the police. A makeshift hospital set up by the demonstrators was also raided on Monday morning, according to Al Jazeera. The clashes, which started on Saturday, are the worst since former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down in Februaury after an 18-day uprising. The latest wave of violence has reportedly left at least 22 people killed and 1,500 wounded in Cairo and other cities, casting a shadow over parliamentary elections due later this month.

Al Jazeera


 
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