No End In Sight As Pro-Mubarak Demonstrators Turn To Violence
On the ninth day of what has been mostly peaceful protests by anti-government groups in Egypt, supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have taken to the streets leading to violent clashes between the two sides. In a dramatic and dangerous turn, bottles, chunks of concrete and molotov cocktails where thrown throughout the day. The pro-government group entered Tahrir square on horse and camel-back, wielding machetes and knives, attacking the anti-government protesters and later journalists.
600 were reportedly left injured and three dead as the Egyptian military stood idly by. There have been many reports (though strongly denied by the Egyptian government) that the pro-Mubarack supporters are, in fact, plain-clothed members of the secret police. AP News has the full story.