Mubarak supporters release the camels…
THUGS ON CAMELS AND HORSES STORM TAHRIR SQUARE!!
They’re whipping people!… The violent mob is pulling them from their camels and beating them.
Men on camels and horseback just charged into the crowd at Tahrir Square today.
They’re whipping people.
Men on horseback and camels charged into the crowd at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, some of them lashing people on the ground with whips. Several were pulled off their animals and beaten, and the others retreated. CNN’s Ivan Watson said the horseback riders came from the pro-Mubarak side of the demonstration.
The opposing sides are chucking rocks at eachother.
And, just think… It was only a few hours ago that Obama was praising the protesters?
More… The Guardian reported it this way,
“Egypt protests show signs of division”
UPDATE: Egypt’s Interior Ministry denied on Wednesday charges by anti-government protesters that plain clothes police were involved in protests that turned violent.
UPDATE: During the clashes, soldiers and tanks who have been guarding the square did not appear to intervene.
UPDATE: Reuters reports that shots were fired in Tahrir Square, although no one knows by whom; the army denies firing any shots.
UPDATE: From our unbiased media, via SE Mom:
The PRO-GOV demonstrators are ALL policemen so they are just “fake” hired thugs.
The ANTI-GOV demonstrators are ALL freedom loving citizens.
Brian Williams just told me so.
(This post was updated)