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Deadly Crackdown in Tahrir Square

Posted on Apr 9, 2011
AP / Khalil Hamra

A protester holds shell casings as another man holds up a bloodied hand following an attack by security forces in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Saturday.

Life isn’t all peachy in Egypt, even with Hosni Mubarak gone. The Egyptian army went after protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, killing one and injuring dozens, as the military tried to clear demonstrations calling for prosecution of Mubarak and family members. —JCL

The BBC:

Egypt’s army has cracked down on protests in Cairo’s symbolic Tahrir Square, leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured.

The violence occurred overnight as the army tried to clear protesters calling for ex-President Hosni Mubarak and his family to be tried for corruption.

The injured suffered gunshot wounds but the army denies using live rounds.

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By fearnotruth, April 10, 2011 at 5:25 am Link to this comment

singing tomorrows gone off key - arab spring wilting in the realistic sun - not to
rain on the parade, but…

face it folks - it was a post modern military coup d’etat - the generals were
meeting with the Pentagon the day it started - the demonstrators ran left cover
for them - now that the coup is a fait accompli… disagreeably recalcitrant despot

meet the new boss; same as the old boss

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By TDoff, April 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm Link to this comment

Hey, with today’s technology, dictators don’t have to physically sit in the safe rooms of their castles to run a country. They can avoid all the slings and arrows by perching in a Dubai penthouse and directing their army back home by Blackberry, as Hosni is probably doing, while Disney and Pixar prepare the kevlar-covered animatronic android replicas of Mubarak that will pop-out on Egyptian balconies for holidays in the future.

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