Egyptian police fire live rounds in air to disperse protesters

Reuters News
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Posted: Jan 25, 2014 6:28 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police fired live rounds in the air to disperse about 1,000 anti-government protesters in central Cairo on Saturday, a Reuters witness said, amid fears of violence on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

The witness said police also fired tear gas and birdshot at a crowd of secular-minded liberal activists attempting to march toward Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against the military-backed interim government.

(Reporting By Reuters TV; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Janet Lawrence)