Over the weekend, Egypt’s military-backed riot police stormed Tahrir Square and attacked protestors participating in “Occupy Tahrir.”
Now, with a little more than a week until the country’s general election for a new government, hundreds of activists are recovering from serious injuries and at least five have been reported dead.
Using the power of Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr, these protestors documented the devastation as it unfolded around them. See images from the clash below.
Once again, citizens of Egypt have flocked to Twitter and YouTube to expose injustice in the ongoing protests against the newly instated military government.
Just days before the general election is set to take place across the country, riot police forcefully cleared out protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday and Sunday. The clash brought about at least five deaths, and several injuries.
As protestors continued to hold their ground in Tahrir Square Sunday, riot police escalated in force. Police released tear gas and fired rubber bullets at the crowd. Witnesses have tweeted that they have seen the use of guns and live ammo, a disturbing new twist in the story. Hospitals are also reporting that they have seen casualties to gunfire. Still, protestors refuse to leave their encampment, even with the threat of bullets overhead.
See a timeline, including media, from the clash below. You can also watch live video coverage on aljazeera.com
Riot Police Approach
Military-backed riot police approach Tahrir Square to break up protestors located at "Occupy Tehrir" on November 19 in Cairo, Egypt.
Photo courtesy Flickr user