CAIRO (AFP) — Three people died of asphyxiation during clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday that saw riot police and military forces use tear gas to disperse protesters.
“Three people have died of asphyxiation during the clashes,” Abdallah Abdelrahman, who heads a field hospital in Tahrir Square, told AFP.
On Saturday, two protesters died in clashes with security forces and several hundred were injured.
The deadly unrest comes around a week before the first legislative elections since a popular uprising ousted veteran autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak in February.
(www.maannews.net / 20.11.2011)