Egyptian Army Clashes with Protesters in Tahrir Square

Monday, November 21, 2011

An Egyptian protester during clashes with riot police at Cairo's Tahrir Square (Getty)

The Egyptian army used teargas, rubber bullets and birdshot in clashes with protesters in Cairo over the weekend. Parliamentary elections are scheduled to begin in stages a week from today — but this violence raises questions about whether free, democratic elections are possible at this time in Egypt. 

The Takeaway speaks with Wyre Davis, correspondent for our partner the BBC, who is in Tahrir Square for the ongoing protests. Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, and reveals the details of a recent poll about which political parties are favored.

Guests:

Wyre Davies and Shibley Telhami

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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