Deadly Crackdown in Tahrir Square
Posted on Apr 9, 2011
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
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.
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.