Egyptian PM apologizes for clashes: TV

14:31, February 04, 2011      

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Egyptian demonstrators gather at the Tahrir square in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Feb. 2, 2011. Clashes broke out on Wednesday in the main square of Cairo between supporters and opponents of beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak, according to media reports. (Xinhua/Nasser Nouri)
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik Thursday offered "apologies" over last night clashes and promised that offenders would be held accountable.

In an interview with the Egyptian State TV, Shafik said "there were indistinct groups infiltrating into the square on horses and camels".

Shafik called on all protesters to return home to help restore normal life and deal with the current situation.

Meanwhile, on the opposition side, ElBaradei said Thursday in a TV interview that "Egyptian protesters lost confidence in the Mubarak regime, we couldn't start dialogue with the new government until Mubarak leaves."

He added that "it was the first peaceful demonstration that ever happened in Egypt, the protester's demands should be appreciated from democratic governments, and there must be a coalition technocratic government to represent people "

Source: Xinhua
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