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03 Feb 2011

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Secret police blamed as peace protesters are gunned down in the siege of Cairo –More than 1,500 injured in overnight clashes between democracy protesters and Mubarak supporters –Rocks and concrete blocks hurled at pro-democracy demonstration 03 Feb 2011 At least three anti-government protesters in Egypt were shot dead after gunfire rained down on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in violent overnight clashes. Protest organiser Mustafa el-Naggar said he saw the bodies of three dead protesters being carried towards an ambulance. More than 1,500 people were injured in the latest violence, which came before dawn, as protesters remained in the street through the night following a day of clashes between ‘supporters‘ of President Hosni Mubarak and dissidents.

Machine guns fired into Cairo’s Tahrir Square –600 reported injured, one killed in clashes; Pro-Mubarak rioters hurl Molotov Cocktails, rocks at opposition from surrounding buildings; protesters target Egyptian Museum. 02 Feb 2011 Machine gunfire was heard on Wednesday night, shortly after Egyptian state television ordered all demonstrators to evacuate Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square. Al Jazeera reported that anti-government protesters remained in the square, chanting “Leave! Leave!” at Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, as ambulances were stationed in the area.

Gunfire Erupts in Cairo as Mubarak Allies Battle Protesters –Some pro-government marchers carried machetes 02 Feb 2011 Gunfire erupted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square early this morning after clashes between supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and demonstrators demanding an immediate end to his autocratic 30-year reign. Four people were killed this morning, Al Arabiya television reported. The Al Jazeera network showed footage of bodies being pulled on the street. Mubarak loyalists rode horses and camels yesterday into Tahrir Square, the epicenter of anti-government protests since Jan. 25, swinging whips and clubs.

Pro-Mubarak demonstrators attack journalists 02 Feb 2011 Demonstrators who appear to support Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are targeting journalists for attacks on the streets of Cairo. A Belgian reporter on Wednesday was arrested, beaten and accused of being a spy by men supporting the Mubarak regime in the central Cairo neighborhood of Choubra, according to one news media watchdog group. An Egyptian reporter was found severely beaten several hours after a group of men seized him in Tahrir Square, according to his news organization. Journalists from the BBC, ABC News and CNN were also attacked.

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