Egyptians defy security clampdown

Posted: January 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

A security crackdown in Egypt, after fury over poverty and inequality, led to the biggest anti-government rallies in decades against the 30-year-rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian police have moved in on groups of protesters in Cairo and Suez on Wednesday, enforcing a ban on demonstrations enacted following mass rallies a day earlier. Hundreds of people had gathered at the headquarters of the journalists’ syndicate, before police moved in, firing tear gas to break up the rally. Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

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