10 Apr 2011

Crackdown by army in Cairo

6:56 am on 10 April 2011

The army in Egypt has cracked down on protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo, leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured.

The trouble occurred as the army tried to clear after the army tried to clear demonstrators from the square during curfew hours from 2am - 5am on Saturday.

Three vehicles, two of them military, were set on fire during the incident.

The protests were the biggest since 18 February, when millions turned out across Egypt to celebrate the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak.

The protesters now want former Mr Mubarak and his family to be tried for corruption.

Many of the injured have gunshot wounds, but the army denies using live rounds.

Protesters began to reoccupy the square in daylight after the military finally withdrew.

The army has ruled Egypt since Mr Mubarak was forced out of office on 11 February, has become a growing target for a hard core of protesters who say its leaders are colluding with remnants of Mr Mubarak's network.