Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh
Jan 28, 2011
Egyptian armed forces backed by armored cars deployed in Cairo and other major cities on Friday to tackle huge popular protests demanding the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
Mubarak declared a night-time curfew after a day of running street battles between police and demonstrators unprecedented in his 30 year-rule. But clashes continued into the evening and a Reuters witness said shots were heard in central Cairo.
Dozens of people were wounded during the day when security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon at crowds and baton charged them.
The protesters hurled back stones and shouted “Down, Down, Hosni Mubarak.”
This article was posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:56 am