Cairo: At least 6 anti-gov’t demonstrators shot dead

03.02.2011                     29.Shevat, 5771


Cairo: At least 6 anti-gov't demonstrators shot dead

Mubarak supporters open fire on protesters in Tahrir Square as thousands try to hold site, protest organizer says; Egyptian military rings area with tank squads, does not intervene.

Bursts of heavy gunfire rained into Cairo's Tahrir Square before dawn Thursday, killing at least six anti-government demonstrators among crowds still trying to hold the site after an assault by supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, according to AFP and protest organizers.
Sustained bursts of automatic weapons fire and powerful single shots rattled into the square starting at around 4 a.m., and was continuing more than an hour later….