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Egyptian security forces clash with activists

November 20, 2011

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Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets yesterday to push back demonstrators who were attempting to set up a permanent protest camp in downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The clashes, among the most intense since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February, came a day after a massive demonstration by groups demanding that the country’s military leaders step aside soon. Protesters set at least one police vehicle on fire and lobbed rocks at police officers in riot gear.

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