02 Feb '11, 5pm

Chaos engulfs Cairo square as protesters clash

Chaos engulfs Cairo square as protesters clash

CAIRO - Partisans of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stormed the Cairo stronghold of anti-regime protesters on Wednesday, sparking bloody clashes in which the government said three people were killed. Washington, which has called for restraint since demonstrations broke out nine days ago, deplored the violence against "peaceful protesters" while UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the attacks on demonstrators were "unacceptable." The European Union added its voice to calls from US President Barack Obama for the transition from Mubarak's three-decade-long rule to begin immediately after the veteran president announced late on Tuesday that he would not seek re-election in September. But the Egyptian foreign ministry said such calls "sought to inflame the internal situation," while Vice President Omar Suleiman, newly appointed just this week, insisted there could be no dialogue with t...

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