Clashes continued between security forces and demonstrators near Tahrir Square on Wednesday, the seventh day of unrest since protest marking the January 25, 2011 uprising began on Thursday night. At least 50 people have been killed in the violence since last week and well over 1,000 have been injured.
As morning brings a new day to Cairo, children and demonstrators gather around the burnt remains of an Egyptian Central Security Forces (CSF) armored vehicle in Tahrir Square on Tuesday. The vehicle was torched by protesters during continued clashes with security forces late yesterday evening. While the morning brought quiet to the streets around Cairo, many feared the violent clashes that have raged across Egypt would continue for a fifth straight day.
Clashes between security forces and protesters continued for a fourth straight day throughout Egypt, causing the number of injured and dead to rise. In Cairo, demonstrators gathered along the Qasr el Nil bridge on Monday, marking the second anniversary of the "Day of Rage." Two years ago, the government of now-ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak used massive violence against protesters, who had taken the bridge and into Tahrir Square as day four of the 18 days of revolution began in earnest. It was on that day that scores of Egyptians were killed and injured in what was one of the most brutal days leading to the end of the Mubarak era. To read more about today's events in Egypt read Betsy Hiel's coverage in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Violence spread across Egypt for a third straight day, leaving the number of injured and dead to rise as demonstrators continued to clash with security forces near Tahrir Square and elsewhere throughout Egypt. To read more about the day's events be sure to read Betsy Hiel's reporting in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Demonstrators near Tahrir Square clashed with security forces for a third day as violence escalated throughout the country amidst continued anger with the Islamist government led by President Mohamed Morsi. At least 42 people were killed on Saturday and several hundred wounded. To read more about the day's events in Egypt read Betsy Hiel's reporting in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.