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May 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP May 3, 2012 @ 12:44 am

Dead and wounded continue to pile up in Cairo

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-egypt-protests-20120503,0,6756130.story
 
Attack on protesters in Egypt leaves 11 dead
As many as 200 people are hurt in Cairo when unknown assailants attack
demonstrators, including backers of a disqualified Islamist candidate. Other
candidates suspend their campaigns in protest.
By Jeffrey
Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
May 2,
2012, 5:17
p.m.
CAIRO — “At least 11 people were killed Wednesday
when unknown attackers armed with guns and firebombs clashed with protesters
near Egypt’s Defense Ministry in an
escalation of violence highlighting political divisions that threaten the
country ahead of this month’s presidential election.
Assailants stormed about 500 demonstrators at dawn, many of them supporters
of Hazem Salah abu Ismail, an ultraconservative Islamist preacher recently
disqualified from the presidential race. Police did not intervene for hours, and
authorities said as many as 200 people were wounded in the nation’s worst
violence in months…..”


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