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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Tahrir Square sees worst violence since Mubarak’s fall [PHOTOS]


An Egyptian demonstrator helps a fellow protester suffering from tear gas exposure in clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Nasser Nasser - AP)
Protesters and security clashed in Cairo Tuesday night in the worst violence in Tahrir Square since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.

Several thousand protesters gathered in the square, including many of the relatives of those killed throughout the Arab Spring, to call for the defacto leader of Egypt to resign and country’s military rulers to speed up the prosecution of police officers accused of brutality during the protests. Some demonstrators tore up stones from the street and threw them toward the police, as the police fired bullets in the air and showered the square with tear gas canisters.

About 180 people were injured.

Reuters captured this video of the violence:

See more photos from Tahrir below:


Demonstrators throw a tear gas grenade during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Tahrir Square in Cairo, June 29. (Khalil Hamra - AP)


Egyptian protesters use a motorcycle to evacuate an injured fellow protester from the area during clashes with security forces in Cairo. (Nasser Nasser - AP)


Egyptian security forces fire tear gas toward protesters at Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo. (AP)


An Egyptian protester flashes the "V" sign as his fellow demonstrators evacuate the injured from the area during clashes with security forces at Tahrir Square in Cairo, June 29. (Nasser Nasser - AP)

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