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In photos, video: Hundreds injured in Tahrir Square clashes

Today marks the second day of violence between protesters and police in Cairo. Three people have died in today’s unrest, according to local doctors.

A protester overcome with tear gas inhalation kneels in the middle of the street during clashes with the Egyptian riot police today.
A protester overcome with tear gas inhalation kneels in the middle of the street during clashes with the Egyptian riot police today.
Image: AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill/PA Images

THREE PEOPLE have been killed in today’s violent clashes between riot police and protesters in Cairo as demonstrations calling for political reforms escalated.

Unrest broke out yesterday when police attempted to prevent the protesters from developing a long-term camp at Tahrir Square and today police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, while protesters set fire to items ranging from street rubbish to motorbikes.

Two people were reported to have died in yesterday’s violence in Cairo. Doctors at a Cairo hospital and a field hospital set up in Tahrir Square said that three men died during today’s protests.

Russia Today has raw footage of the clashes at Tahrir Square today:

In photos, video: Hundreds injured in Tahrir Square clashes
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    Protesters throw stones at Egyptian riot police near the interior ministry in downtown Cairo, Egypt, today. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra/PA Images)
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    A protester gestures during clashes with Egyptian riot police in downtown Cairo today. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill/PA Images)
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    A protester overcome with tear gas inhalation sit on the curb in downtown Cairo. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill/PA Images)
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    Egyptian riot police on the move during today's clashes with protesters in Tahrir Square. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali/PA Images)
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    Protesters throw stones as they take cover during today's unrest. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra/PA Images)
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    A wounded protester is taken away. (AP Photo/PA Images)
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    Egyptian riot police throw stones during today's clashes with protesters in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra/PA Images)
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    A protester is treated for injuries sustained during clashes with Egyptian riot police in downtown Cairo. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill/PA Images)

- Additional reporting by the AP

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