Clashes erupt in Tahrir Square

Hatem Maher, Sunday 3 Jul 2011

Fresh clashes broke out in Tahrir Square early Sunday evening, reportedly between demonstrators and street vendors, with reports of many casualties

Free-for-all clashes erupted in Tahrir Square Sunday amid an ongoing sit-in begun mid last week.

Many bladed weapons were seen in the large-scale scuffle, and columns of black smoke were seen rising from tents erected at the sit-in site.

It was not clear what caused the mayhem but immediate reports suggested that street vendors were involved in clashes with Tahrir protesters.

 

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