November 22nd, 2011
08:46 AM ET

Clashes erupt in Egypt ahead of 'million man' event

Fresh violence broke out near Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday, a day after Egypt's Cabinet offered to resign.

For several hours, protesters hurled stones at police and chanted, calling for the downfall of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, the military-led government which began running the country after protesters ousted former President Hosni Mubarak in February. Demonstrators apparently tried to defend Tahrir Square as they faced off with police on a connecting street.

Egyptian police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, forcing protesters to retreat briefly before they returned with renewed intensity. Violence also spread to other parts of Egypt.

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  1. Troy Owen

    Anyone out there that thinks OWS is violent, look at these guys!

    November 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    well the occupy protestors havent been very violent or it woulda been big news much to the frustration of our government i bet. you gotta know they wish they would be violent so they could lock em up!

    November 22, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. VIOLENCE WILL SOLVE NOTHING

    NOTHINGS SOLVED THROUGH VIOLENCE

    November 23, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |