Police and military troops clashed Monday with protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square, the symbolic center of the uprising that brought down President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year.
At least two protesters were killed, according to field doctor Ahmed Khalil, bringing the total number of dead in protests to 13 since Friday.
Monday was the fourth day that pro-democracy demonstrators battled Egyptian security, their anger stoked by images of a military police officer stomping on a woman's exposed stomach over the weekend.
Gigi Ibrahim, a prominent activist who was present at the clashes early on Monday, accused the army and police of firing "indiscriminately."
"They stormed into the square destroying cars, shops and even the field clinic and they will blame it on protesters," he said.
Control of the square has gone back and forth between the protesters and security forces, who have fired live ammunition, bird shot and tear gas.
"Dozens of detainees arrested during the clashes have suffered serious injuries that need medical attention," said Ragia Omran, a lawyer who volunteers to assist detained protesters, who said some prosecutors were allowing wounded to be transferred to hospitals and some were not.
But Major Mohamed Askar of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, which rules Egypt, said protesters were capturing and wounding soldiers.FULL STORY