Egypt’s prime minister has apologised for the fighting between pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, which killed five people and wounded several hundred. Ahmed Shafiq pledged to investigate the violence, calling it a “fatal error”. The protesters are demanding that President Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled for 30 years, step down immediately. After further pre-dawn violence, the army has been using its vehicles to separate the feuding factions.
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