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Egypt Army Soldiers Attack Tahrir Square Killing Two Protesters

HeadlineApr 11, 2011

In Egypt, soldiers attacked a large protest in Tahrir Square on Friday, killing two protesters and injuring dozens. Protesters told Amnesty International the army used sticks, electric batons, shot in the air, and drove armored vehicles into the protest, causing a number of injuries. Dozens of protesters were also arrested and may face a military trial. The protesters were calling for the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak and other officials. On Sunday, Mubarak issued his first public remarks since being ousted on Feb. 11. In an audio message broadcast on Al Arabiya television, Mubarak threatened to sue those who undermined his public image.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak: “I have been, and still am, pained by what I and my family are facing from fraudulent campaigns and unfounded allegations that seek to harm my reputation, my integrity and my military and political record.”

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