Conflict & Justice

Tahrir Square riots live coverage highlights part I


An Egyptian police vehicle burns as protesters clash with riot police at Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on November 19, 2011. Egyptian police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a sit-in among whose organisers were people injured during the Arab Spring which overthrew veteran president Hosni Mubarak.



The deadly clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square that erupted Nov. 19 have been escalating, with inuries and deaths mounting by the day.

The reason for the riots? Egyptians are demanding the military-led government to hand over its authority so a citizen-formed government can begin. with thousands of protesters fighting against police demanding the military-led government to hand over its authority to an elected government.

More from GlobalPost: A look into Tahrir Square (GALLERY)

Below is part I of coverage highlights from GlobalPost correspondents Jon Jensen and Erin Cunningham who have been reporting from the scene for more than 24 hours.

For the latest on-the-scene reporting from our correspondents, visit the live-coverage page.

More from GlobalPost: Live from Tahrir Square part II

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