Egyptian police open fire on a massive crowd
62 killed in last two days of protests in Egypt
CTV.ca News Staff
At least 62 people have been killed and 2,000 injured in the last two days of protests in Egypt, Egyptian security officials said Saturday, as violent clashes between demonstrators and police continued in the capital.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media, said the casualties include both protesters and security forces who have been injured or killed.
The news came hours after Egyptian police opened fire on a massive crowd attempting to storm the offices of the Interior Ministry in downtown Cairo, killing at least three demonstrators as the protests demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak took another deadly turn.
The bodies of the dead protesters were carried on the shoulders of a chanting crowd.