Egypt Rocked by Deadly Anti-Government Protests…(I’m Really Liking Those Egyptians!!)
Egypt Police Disperse Anti-Mubarak Protesters
25 January 2011
Egyptian police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters to clear thousands of people from a central Cairo square Wednesday, after the largest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak’s decades-old rule.
Three people were reported to have died in the nationwide unrest inspired by Tunisia’s uprising. Two protesters were killed during a demonstration in the port city of Suez while a police officer died from injuries sustained during the protests in Cairo.
Waves of rock-throwing demonstrators occupied Cairo’s Tahrir Square for hours Tuesday, beating back attempts to dislodge them by police wielding tear gas and water cannons. Several thousand people demonstrated in Alexandria, and there were reports of large protests in other cities including Mansoura and Mahalla al-Kobra.