100 injured as Egyptian mob attacks protesters

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The Independent Online

Groups of men armed with knives and sticks attacked protesters marching to the headquarters of Egypt's military rulers in Cairo, sparking street clashes which left more than 100 injured.

Security fired tear gas to disperse the crowd at Saturday's clashes, which came amid tension between the military council – which took control after a popular uprising ousted President Hosni Mubarak – and activists who want faster action in bringing former regime officials to justice and a date for the transition to civilian rule.

The military has accused activists of treason, warning them against "harming national interests" and calling on "honourable" Egyptians to confront actions that disrupt a return to normal life.

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