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EGYPT: Police fires teargas, clashes with protesters

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Demonstrations that turned into violence were reported from Egypt. Photo: BBC

EGYPT: VIOLENT PROTESTS IN CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA: Reports were coming in Tuesday evening about intense fighting between protesters and police in central Cairo.

The Cairo protests started out as peaceful demonstrations, but degenerated into chaos as the protests heated up and the police used violence. Policemen were firing teargas as protesters marched towards the presidential palace in Cairo, the BBC reported.

Visitors in Egypt are advised to be careful.

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On social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, eyewitnesses report about thousands of people gathered on the Tahrir square, Cairo:

Violent protests are reported from Alexandria too:

This photo, allegedly from Alexandria, was ported on Facebook on Tuesday evening:

Judging from another picture, what seemed as tens of thousands had gathered in Cairo:

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