Egypt Fires Water Cannons at ElBaradei

Supporters surround Nobel winner to protect him

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 28, 2011 5:24 AM CST

(Newser) – Police clashed with thousands of protesters led by pro-democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei today, firing water cannons at the leader and his supporters, MSNBC reports. The police also employed rubber bullets, tear gas, and batons, as supporters surrounded the Nobel laureate to protect him. Meanwhile, protesters in Ramsis square clashed with police as they left a mosque after prayers. Police again responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, even firing tear gas into the mosque, where women were taking shelter.

Police use a water cannon against protesters during a demonstration in downtown Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.
Police use a water cannon against protesters during a demonstration in downtown Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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