Monday, November 21, 2011

Photos: Nov. 21 protests & clashes around Tahrir Square

Youth protesters fought back riot-police forces on Mohamed Mahmoud Street for a third consecutive day on Monday.

Central Security Forces fired relentless volleys of teargas, and rubber bullets/pellets at protesters. The troops also hurled rocks and bottles at the protesters.

Protesters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails. Youth activists also threw back teargas canisters in the direction of the police forces.

Football ultras lit their flares, petrol bombs, and shot firecrackers while fighting the riot-police on Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

Older activist holds a sign mocking Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi, along with his Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF.) Sign reads "SCAF - Sinking of the Tantawic"

"Down with Tantawi and his stooges! Down with military rule!"

Estimates suggest that well over 100,000 protesters converged on Tahrir by nighttime. Protesters shook the square's foundations with the chant "the people demand the removal/execution of Tantawi," along with "down with military rule" and other anti-SCAF chants.

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