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Egypt: Rival groups clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square

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Egypt: Rival groups clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square


Fierce clashes have broken out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square between rival groups.

Dozens of men armed with knives and swords, thought to be supporters of the former Mubarak regime, confronted a large number of pro-democracy protesters in the epicentre of Egypt’s recent uprising.

The protesters had massed in the city to continue their push for more reform and a complete break from the ousted leadership.

In scenes reminiscent of the unrest witnessed in January and February, state TV showed both groups pelting each other with rocks in a series of violent exchanges.

At least two people were reportedly wounded.

Despite Egypt’s military leaders attempting to restore order, insecurity in the Arab country has been rife with police mostly absent from the streets.

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