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Egypt's injured activists determined to carry on

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Egypt's injured activists determined to carry on


Violent clashes between pro-democracy activists and President Mubarak supporters have left at least three dead and numerous people hurt. Latest reports put the number of wounded at around 1,500.

euronews reporter Moina Fauchier Delavigne gave this account.

“When we got to Tahrir square the people wanted to show us the victims of the violence. In a small mosque we saw dozens of injured being treated. Most of them had been struck on the head by stones.We also saw a young man with a cut leg. One of the doctors said he had treated several people with stab wounds.

temporary hospital in a mosque

Just after our arrival, we saw two of the wounded who, after being treated, were handed over to the army as they worked for the regime.

The striking thing was how determined the wounded were. Anyone able to speak assured us they would not give up. Several of those lying on the ground made the victory sign.

temporary hospital in a mosque

In the square the violence continued. About fifty metres from us, some were chanting pro Mubarak slogans. We spent an entire hour on site, and all the while the wounded were being carried in every few minutes.”

From our correspondents in Cairo

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