(November 21st, 2011) Clashes between protesters and Egyptian riot police in Tahrir Square as violence continues in Cairo, Egypt.
Clashes have again erupted in the Egyptian capital as security forces continue their efforts to clear Cairo's Tahrir Square of protesters. Protesters fear the interim military government is trying to retain its grip on power ahead of parliamentary elections planned to begin next
week.One minister has resigned in protest at the handling of the latest unrest.
At least 20 people are reported to have died since the violence began on Saturday with hundreds more injured. Earlier reports said 33 people had died, but mortuary officials later corrected the figure, saying some of the deaths had not been related to the protests. Some 1,750 people have also been reported injured in clashes across the country.
Culture Minister Emad Abu Ghazi has resigned and 25 Egyptian political parties also called for the ministers of information and the interior to be sacked over the violence. A group of senior Egyptian diplomats have also issued a statement condemning the way the protests have been handled, reports the BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo.(click link to continue)
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Location: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt (load item map)
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