Nick Fagge and David Williams
February 3, 2011
At least three anti-government protesters in Egypt were shot dead after gunfire rained down on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in violent overnight clashes.
Protest organiser Mustafa el-Naggar said he saw the bodies of three dead protesters being carried towards an ambulance.
More than 1,500 people were injured in the latest violence, which came before dawn, as protesters remained in the street through the night following a day of clashes between supporters of President Hosni Mubarak and dissidents.
Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday: ‘If it turns out that the regime in any way has been sponsoring or tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable.’