Mubarak Clings to Power While More Die
This morning four protesters were gunned down at the Tahrir Square in Cairo. Heated confrontations occurred between the supporters of president Hosni Mubarak and the opposition. The hostilities have left several dead and hundreds of wounded.
Gun shots were heard at four in the morning and continued until dawn, stated a reporter of AFP. The shots came from the October Bridge were several of Mubarak defenders were injured. While the Army tanks that surround the Square began to move, but did not gave any indication of leaving.
The Tahrir Square became the centre of the popular rebellion that has already been demanding for 10 days the resignation of president Mubarak. Yesterday several supporters of the Egypt president began to attack the opposition with rocks and sticks. Afterwards the supporters opened fire against the protesters.
The UN believes that yesterday’s hostilities could have left over 300 people dead since the beginning of the protests. The ministry of Health confirmed that five people have died and 836 were injured the shots of the morning. However, other sources talk of several fatalities. It is said that the government sent hit squads to reclaim the Tahrir Square by force. Ahmed Shafiq the Prime Minister of Egypt assured that there won’t be any more violence and that investigation regarding the death will began immediately.