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Pro- and Anti-Government Protesters Clash in Cairo

From Cairo, Democracy Now!'s Sharif Kouddous reports on “the ominous development” of clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square. On the ground, it appears that pro-Mubarak forces and Central Security forces dressed in plain clothes are trying to intimidate the protesters who have occupied the square.

The most telling sign of the pro-democracy movement's power, says Kouddous, is the chants of the protesters: "We’re going to stay here. We’re going to spend the night. If we get beaten, we get beaten. We will not hit back. But we are not leaving."

—Kevin Gosztola

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