Barbed Wire and Tear Gas in Cairo as Protesters Rise After Mubarak Acquittal

Egyptians enraged by Saturday’s court decision to drop murder charges against Hosni Mubarak took to the streets of Cairo on Saturday where they were met by tanks, barbed wire fences, tear gas and army units ready to repel any effort to gain access to Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011 revolution that led to the former president’s overthrow.

As The Independent‘s Jon Stone reports:

Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous covered the development of the protest in a series of tweets on Saturday night:

Reuters video:

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