Egyptian youth vow to hold more protests

By REUTERS
July 23, 2011 12:52

Cairo - Egyptian youth protesters vowed on Saturday to remain in Tahrir Square until their demands are met, in escalating tension between demonstrators and the military council running the country.

Egyptian military police fired shots in the air and beat demonstrators blocking a main road in Alexandria on Friday, witnesses said. Another incident in the port city of Suez angered hundreds of protesters camping in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

The ruling military council, in a statement on its Facebook page, denied the authorities used force against demonstrators and accused the April 6 Movement, one of the groups behind the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, of trying to drive a wedge between the armed forces and the people.


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