In Pictures: Clashes return to Tahrir Square

More than 1,000 people arrested as protesters and security forces clash in Egypt’s capital.

Clashes between protesters and security forces have returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 18-day uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak in February.

Violence began when police forces tried to clear a sit-in outside the state-TV building where families of the more than 840 people killed during the uprising gathered demanding justice.

Protests moved toward the ministry of the interior, adjacent to Tahrir Square, where police forces fired tear-gas at protesters, some of whom threw stones and other objects.

The street clashes, the most serious since Mubarak stepped down on February 11, continued at and around the square throughout Tuesday night and during the day on Wednesday.

Mourners on Tuesday by the coffin of Mahmud Khaled, who was run over in January, he died from his injuries five months after the incident [AFP]

Protesters at Tahrir Square flee as riot police fire tear-gas [Khaled Desouki/AFP]

A protester burns debris in a street near the square [Asmaa Waguih/Reuters]


Demonstrators help a fellow protester after he was injured during clashes with police [Asmaa Waguih/Reuters]


Riot police fire tear-gas at demonstrators early on Wednesday morning [Asmaa Waguih/Reuters]


A protester wearing a riot-police helmet kicks a tear-gas canister back at officers on a street near Tahrir Square [Asmaa Waguih/Reuters]


Protesters throw stones at riot police during clashes at the square [Mohamed Hossam/AFP]


A demonstrator at Tahrir Square holds tear-gas canisters fired by police [Amel Pain/EPA]


A protester shouts for people to come and face security forces at a street leading to the square [Amel Pain/EPA]


A demonstrator takes cover during clashes with riot police near the ministry of interior [Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters]


Protesters are seen in front of smoke burning from a destroyed police booth [Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters]


A protester stands near a fire burning in a street near the ministry of interior [Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters]

Source : Al Jazeera, News Agencies

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