A dramatic and potentially deadly situation unfolded Wednesday at the epicenter of Cairo’s demonstrations as pro- and anti-government forces clashed, and supporters of embattled President Hosni Mubarak thundered through the crowds on horses and camels in Tahrir Square.
At least one man was pulled off his horse and beaten.
People hurled verbal insults, rocks and anything else they could find — shards of metal, sticks, shoes — at one another. They beat each other in what quickly turned into utter mayhem. But despite the extremely volatile altercations, the police were nowhere to be seen and the army did little.
A dramatic and potentially deadly situation unfolded Wednesday at the epicenter of Cairo's demonstrations…
by Mike Boyle / Feb 1, 2011