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Military Prevents Confrontation between Protesters and Police in Cairo

5y ago


Around 9am Saturday January 29, 2011, Egyptian police attempted to clear a street leading to Cairo's Tahrir Square. Police fired shotguns into the air to announce their presence, following a night of massive civil unrest in Cairo. A group of protesters moved towards them from Tahrir Square. Three Egyptian military armored vehicles moved in to obstruct police fire, seemingly to protect protesters. The follow raw footage shows what happened next.