SCAF Facebook statement: Army firing tear-gas at protesters 'rumours'

Ahram Online, Wednesday 23 Nov 2011

Egypt’s ruling military council denies that the Army turned tear gas bombs on protesters

Egypt’s ruling military council denies “rumours of army forces using tear-gas cannisters against protesters,” in communiqué no.83 issued on the SCAF’s official Facebook page.

The communiqué stated that army forces have not fired tear-gas at protesters “in Cairo or Alexandria or anywhere else [in Egypt].”

Protesters in Tahrir reported on Tuesday night of suffering symptoms different from those arising as a result of exposure to the tear-gas fired by police forces on protesters in Mohamed Mahmoud Street since Sunday.

The sudden strong smell caused protesters to think a different type of tear-gas, possibly nerve gas, had been fired into the square, which led some to believe the new tear-gas being used hails from the Army.

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