Mubarak supporters suspected to be disguised soldiers

Report: Anti-Mubarak protesters kidnap a pro-government man, find he is an army officer in civilian dress.

February 2, 2011 17:27
Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Egypt Mubarak supporters 311 AP. (photo credit: AP)


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Egyptian anti-government protesters claimed on Wednesday that those demonstrating in favor of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are security personnel in civilian clothing.

The Egyptian Interior Ministry denied the rumors.

Pro- and anti-government supporters clash in Cairo
Egyptian Foreign Ministry tells EU, US stay out of affairs

Al-Jazeera reported that the anti-Mubarak protesters kidnapped a man on the pro-Mubarak side, who turned out to be a military officer.

In addition, CNN reported that pro-Mubarak protesters have arrived in large groups that entered the square without identification checks, whereas anti-Mubarak protesters must go through checkpoints.

CNN added that the pro-Mubarak demonstrators seem to be "looking for a fight," and attempted to cross the divide between them and the other side.

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