Egypt launches crackdown on protesters as US urges reform
Egyptian authorities launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters on Wednesday night as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued America’s most blunt comments yet about its long-term ally, urging reform.
Police arrested 860 people across the country after bloody confrontations with security forces using rubber bullets, batons, tear gas and water cannon.
A protester and a policeman were killed on Wednesday night when a car ran them over during a protest in a poor, central Cairo neighbourhood. Officials said earlier the two died when they were hit by rocks but later changed the account. Three protesters and a policeman were killed on Tuesday