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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters In Cairo

An anti-government protester displays an Egyptian flag, covered with blood, during clashes in Tahrir, or Liberation square, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

An anti-government protester displays an Egyptian flag, covered with blood, during clashes in Tahrir, or Liberation square, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak turned out in the streets of Cairo today, some riding horses and camels and carrying whips that they used to attack anti-government protesters.

Anti-government protesters say those supporting Mubarak are “thugs” hired by the president’s party, the National Democratic Party.

We touch down in Egypt, with professor Khaled Fahmy, chair of the history department at the American University in Cairo.


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