02 Feb '11, 9pm

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CAIRO - SUPPORTERS of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed violently with opposition protesters on Wednesday after storming their rally in central Cairo, with at least 26 people hurt, witnesses said. Partisans from both sides threw stones and set on each other with sticks and fists in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of anti-regime demonstrations, a day after the embattled president rejected demands to step down and vowed to stay on to the end of his term. Fighting took place around army tanks deployed in the square, with stones bouncing off the armour, a reporter said, adding that at least 10 people were injured in the first fighting. Soldiers took cover from the projectiles, and the windows of at least one army truck were broken. Some troops stood on tanks and appealed for calm but did not otherwise intervene. The clashes occurred just hours after the army urged people t...

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