Friday, January 28, 2011

Dramatic Video as Thousands Clash with Egypt Riot Police

The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos on Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted police, who fired back with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. It was a major escalation in what was already the biggest challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year-rule. They are demanding Mubarak's ouster and venting their rage at years of government neglect of rampant poverty, unemployment and rising food prices.

3 people have been killed as thousands took to the streets of Egypt in its biggest anti-government protests in years. The largest rallies gathered in Cairo, where demonstrators chanted slogans against President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule. The unrest is inspired by the recent uprising in Tunisia and fueled by growing discontent at Egypt's grinding poverty and unemployment.

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