49 Dead in Egypt on Revolution’s Anniversary

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An Egyptian army helicopter flying over a crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square (Photo: Amr Nabil/Associated Press)
An Egyptian army helicopter flying over a crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square
(Photo: Amr Nabil/Associated Press)

In Egypt on Saturday, at least 49 people died during clashes between anti-government supporters and security forces, on the third anniversary of the country’s Jan. 25, 2011 uprising.

Most of the violence took place in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. Of the more than 1000 arrests made, at least 430 were made in the city.

At least 247 people were injured. Police bases, including the capital’s police headquarters were targeted with bombs and an armed group brought down a military helicopter.

The pro-military event in Tahrir Square was peaceful and protected by soldiers and police. People went there to commemorate General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the military chief, who deposed former President Mohamed Morsi.