Jon Leyne
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Cairo's Tahrir Square reoccupied by defiant protesters

Thousands of Egyptian protesters have re-occupied Tahrir Square in the capital, Cairo, after a violent attempt by troops and police to evict them.

They returned less than an hour after the assault, chanting against Egypt's ruling military council.

Demonstrators earlier fled as security forces fired tear gas and beat them with truncheons. At least 13 people have died this weekend, reports say.

Jon Leyne reports.

  • 20 Nov 2011