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    Posted December 18, 2011 by
    arasquare
    Location
    Cairo, Egypt
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Turbulence, violence in the Middle East

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    Deadly Clashes Continue in Cairo

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     arasquare sends us these photos taken on December 18, in the vicinity of Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. He explains: 'Violent clashes were taking place between the Egyptian security forces and pro democracy protesters. Water canons were used against protesters. Rocks and molotov cocktails were thrown from both sides. The security forces used the roof of a governmental building to throw bricks and rocks on protesters. Many protesters were injured, motorcycles carried them to the field hospital. I heard gun shots from time to time but I could not confirm whether protesters were shot by live ammunition or not that day, earlier live bullets and bird shots were used against protesters.'

    arasquare, who has been taking part in the protests against the military government, says he usually documents the demonstrations he attends with photos and videos.

    You can learn more about the clashes here
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    Violent clashes between the Egyptian security forces and pro democracy protesters continue in Cairo for the third day. The clashes started as the security forces cleared the "Occupy Cabinet sit in" using extreme use of power beating and electrocuting protesters. Security forces used live ammunition, bird shots, water canons, rocks and bricks against the protesters. Over 10 protesters died and more than 300 were injured. Security forces arrested at least 200 protesters, most of them are injured. Clashes now happening in Sheikh Rihan street, where molotov cocktails and rocks are being thrown from both sides. Security forces are using water canons against protesters. They are also using the roof of a governmental building to throw bricks and molotov cocktails on protesters. Gun shots are heard from time to time.

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