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Police, thousands of activists clash in Egypt

January 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Egyptian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear thousands of people protesting in a central square in Cairo on Wednesday. The crowd was the largest demonstration in years against President Hosni Mubarak's three decades of authoritarian rule.

A large security force moved in early Wednesday morning to clear the protestors. The activists used social networking sites to call for a fresh wave of demonstrations.

Two protestors and a police officer were killed in Tuesday's demonstrations. Medical officials said a third protester died Wednesday from injuries sustained a day earlier.

The protestors have been inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.

Mubarak, 82, has not said if he plans to run for another six-year term in office.