Cairo: Thousands of supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, including some riding horses and camels, and armed with sticks, attacked the anti-government demonstrators on Wednesday the revolution, Egypt has been a dangerous new turn.
In chaotic scenes, the two sides shelled each other with rocks and dragged the protesters invading their horses.
Hours of stirring was the first major violence between supporters of the two fields for weeks anti-government demonstrations.
It ‘broke out after Mubarak went on national television the night before and dismissed the claims that he resign immediately and said to serve the remaining seven months of his term.
On Wednesday morning, a military spokesman appeared on state television, and asked the protesters spread to Egypt, then life can return to normal.
The message could mark a major shift in the attitude of the army, as in the last two days have allowed the protests to swell, reaching their largest size again Tuesday, when a quarter million calmly rolled in the central square in Cairo Tahrir.
About 10,000 demonstrators gathered in Tahrir again last week, rejecting Mubarak’s speech as too little, too late, and renewed his demand that he leave immediately.
On the afternoon of Wednesday morning, an Associated Press reporter saw about 3,000 supporters of Mubarak break a human chain of protesters against the government tried to defend thousands of people gathered in Tahrir.
Chaos broke out, ripping banners denouncing the president. Fights broke out as they advanced across the square mass in the heart of the capital.
anti-government protesters grabbed hands of supporters and tore posters of Mubarak.
Both sides began hurling rocks and bottles and sticks together, chasing each other, the demonstrators moved back to the human chains to try to protect the larger mass of demonstrators in the center of the Plaza.
At a time when small contingent of pro-Mubarak forces on horseback and camel ran into anti-Mubarak is hosting a swinging whips and sticks to beat people.
Protesters retaliated, so some of their horses, pulling down and hit his face with blood. Horses and camels were probably used by retailers to give rides to tourists.
The protesters were seen running with their shirts or bloody faces, men and women in the crowd wept. A smell of tear gas hung over the region, but it was unclear who had fired.
Army troops were guarding the site has kept the two sides apart early in the day, but when fighting broke out, they did not intervene.