Tantawi fails to defuse Egypt protests, death toll up to 37

23.11.2011                      26.Cheschwan. 5772

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Tantawi fails to defuse Egypt protests, death toll up to 37

Egyptian military ruler promises quicker transfer to civilian gov't but thousands continue protests in towns throughout Egypt; "As soon as daylight broke they started shooting," protester says of police.

Egypt's army chief, seeking to defuse street protests that have left 37 dead, promised a swifter handover to civilian rule but failed to convince thousands of hardcore demonstrators, some of whom battled police through the night.
One man was killed in clashes early on Wednesday in the second city Alexandria, one of several towns that saw unrest….