Protesters clash in Tahrir Square, Cairo
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Egypt protesters clash with Mubarak supporters

Clashes have erupted in the Egyptian capital between supporters of President Hosni Mubarak and demonstrators calling on him to step down immediately.

Rival groups of protesters are fighting pitched battles in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square. Many people have been wounded and shots have been heard.

The BBC's John Simpson said Mubarak supporters were trying to force the protesters out of the square.

  • 02 Feb 2011