BBC—Hundreds held over Egypt protests

Posted by Kendall Harmon

About 700 people have been arrested throughout Egypt in a crackdown against anti-government protests, security officials say.

The arrests came as police clashed with protesters in two cities following Tuesday's unprecedented protests.

One protester and one policeman were killed as police broke up rallies in Cairo, and in Suez a government building was reportedly set on fire.

Public gatherings would no longer be tolerated, the interior ministry said.

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Posted January 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Prayers for Egypt and its people.  Amen

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