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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

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A different kind of stoned.

Many people got stoned in Cairo, Wednesday - but the vast majority of them weren't smoking drugs! They were getting stoned, with real stones and lumps of concrete in the traditional sense, as pro and anti-Mubarak supporters clashed in the vicinity of Cairo's historic Tahrir Square.

Following a week of unopposed anti-government demonstrations, a massive counter pro-Mubarak faction attempted to drive the protesters out of the square. With some pro-Mubarak supporters riding horses, a camel, and according to some reports, a donkey into the crowd gathered in the square.

Then the stoning began, with both factions lobbing stones at each other, mainly on approach roads to Tahrir Square, and most bitterly in the vicinity of The Cairo Museum Of Antiquities.

Amazingly, there was no police presence on the streets, which probably means that the police were throwing stones at the anti-Mubarak crowds, whilst pretending to be legitimate demonstrators as opposed to agent provocateurs.

The army maintained a presence throughout the violence, but didn't really get involved, preferring to sit in their tanks and APCs having a nice cup of tea and a biscuit.

Reports suggest that many people who got stoned, far from finding it an inspirational experience, ended up battered and bleeding, mainly from head wounds.

As darkness fell, the stonings intensified again, with some stones being thrown from rooftops, and there was evidence of Molotov cocktails being used.

A large number of people were injured in the clashes, and although no fatalities have yet been reported, quite frankly, it seems inevitable that they will.

Which just goes to show, that getting stoned is not necessarily a good thing. The clashes continue.

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