Skip to comments.Egypt: two killed, hundreds injured and 170 arrested in Cairo clashes
Posted on 05/04/2012 4:47:17 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
At least two people have been killed, one of whom was a soldier, in clashes between antimilitary protesters and soldiers in Cairo following skirmishes outside the defence ministry, according to hospital officials.
Almost 300 people were also hurt in the clashes, which took place three weeks ahead of presidential elections, according to the official MENA news agency. The Egyptian army also arrested 170 people.
On the day Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak turned 84, hardline Islamists were in the forefront of street fighting with the troops for the first time, a shift for groups that previously had largely stayed out of direct confrontation with the ruling military.
Troops fired water cannon, tear gas and hurled stones at protesters to keep them from advancing.
Hours after the street battles erupted, Egypt's military council imposed a curfew on the areas where clashes erupted and vowed in a to take legal action against "those involved and instigators."
The clashes centred around a sit-in that has been held for a week in a square several blocks away from the Defence Ministry mainly by ultraconservatives known as Salafists, who were protesting the disqualification of
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Didn't you folks who voted for Osama catch his name and background or what??
He counted on your absurd Dem party loyalty. I don't know anyone who has not felt the pain of Obama. You Dem loyalists...use your brain!!
The impressionable youth along with the everyday citizen of Egypt got fooled with 'Arab Spring' just like the American people got fooled with 'Hope and Change' here in 2008. Let's see if Saul Alinskyism will succeed once again in 2012 with 'FOWARD'. IT'S ABOUT TIME AMERICANS WOKE UP TO THIS NAME GAME NONSENSE PERPETRATED BY EVIL SOCIALISTS.
I thought John “Swift Boat” Kerry is over there to stop the killing. He could probably gain some Muslim approval by throwing another Silver Star medal towards Mecca instead of “over the White House fence”.