Up to 200 protesters detained in Egypt

January 26, 2011 11:52

CAIRO — Egyptian security officials said up to 200 protesters have been detained during clashes with thousands of Tunisia-inspired demonstrators demanding an end to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's authoritarian rule.

The officials said more people are likely to be detained as authorities review police video tapes of the nationwide protests. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

A policeman and two protesters were killed in Tuesday's clashes and some 250 wounded. Thousands of riot police deployed across Cairo on Wednesday, but the city remained quiet by late morning with no sign of fresh protests.

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