Gallery: Riots heat up in Cairo's Tahrir Square

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 3, 2011 11:02

Protesters in favor and against the government attack each other, injuring hundreds and killing six.




egypt riot mob 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Demonstrators in favor and against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rioted in Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square on Wednesday on Thursday, injuring hundreds and killing six.

Men dug up pavement in order to throw rocks at the opposing side, and after night fell, gunshots were heard and Molotov cocktails were thrown.

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On Tuesday night, Egyptians demonstrated as Mubarak announced that he would not seek re-election, demanding that he resign immediately.

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