2011-11-23 12:33:46

5th day of violence in Egypt

Egyptian police clashed with anti-government protesters for a fifth straight day in Cairo on Wednesday. The street battles centred around the heavily fortified Interior Ministry, which houses the headquarters of Egypt’s generally reviled security forces. The Interior Ministry building is located near Tahrir Square, which has become the focal point and symbol of the revolutionary movement that forced former president Hosni Mubarak from power in February of this year. The tens of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square rejected a promise from Egypt's military ruler, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, to speed up a presidential election to the first half of next year. They continue to call on Tantawi to step down immediately in favour of an interim civilian council. Listen RealAudioMP3

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