Hundreds Injured in Tahrir Square as Protests Continue

Monday, November 21, 2011

Egyptian protesters run for cover during clashes with riot police at Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on November 20, 2011. Several hundred Egyptians occupied Cairo's Tahrir Square with sporadic clashes (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Thousands returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest the possibility of heightened military control of the Egyptian government to protest the possibility of heightened military control of the Egyptian government on Friday. While initial demonstrations were peaceful, the mood changed over the weekend, resulting in clashes between protesters and security forces that extended into the early hours of Monday morning. Said Abbas, a representative of the ruling military council, has called protesters injured by gunfire "thugs."

David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times is in Tahrir Square following the ongoing protests.

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