Monday, November 21, 2011

Egyptian elections in doubt after crackdown in Tahrir Square

Several candidates suspend campaigns after army attack on protesters leaves five dead and almost a thousand injured
Egypt clashes
Egyptian riot police charge at protesters during clashes in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Photograph: Ahmed Ali/AP

Egypt's revolution entered a dangerous phase of confrontation on Sunday after the army attacked thousands of anti-junta protesters in Cairo, putting the viability of imminent parliamentary elections in serious doubt.

Several political parties and individual candidates said they were suspending their electoral campaigns after a weekend in which at least five people were killed and almost a thousand injured in some of the fiercest clashes seen since the heady days of February when Hosni Mubarak was ejected from power.

Read more- The Guardian

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