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Clashes as protesters continue to inhabit Tahrir Square

AP

Egyptians who oppose the continued presence of protesters at Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising in Cairo, and army soldiers prepare to remove the belongings of youths camping out at the square on Wednesday, March 9.

Khalil Hamra / AP

Tanks emit smoke to disperse demonstrators during clashes at Cairo's central Tahrir Square on Wednesday. At least two people were wounded when rival crowds pelted each other with rocks at Tahrir Square, the uprising's epicenter. The violence pitted youths camping out at the square to press their demand for a complete break with the ousted regime and another group that is opposed to their continued presence at the square.

EPA

An Egyptian soldier intervenes as a group of Egyptians who want protesters to leave the Tahrir Square clash with those who believe that the gatherings in the square must continue in Cairo, on March 9. The Egyptian military said it had arrested some 100 men armed with knives and weapons who were planning to carry out a new attack on protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

From the AP, at least two people were wounded when rival crowds pelted each other with rocks at Cairo's central Tahrir Square, the uprising's epicenter, according to an Associated Press Television News cameraman at the scene. He said the violence pitted youths camping out at the square to press their demand for a complete break with the ousted regime and another group that is opposed to their continued presence at the square.