Horrifying video and images are emerging of Egyptian security forces beating protesters in Cairo, as reports of military units firing into the crowds continue to spread.
One such video, posted online this afternoon, is below. It's jarring. Watch at your own risk:
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Late Sunday night, Egypt's ruling military council apologized on its official Facebook page for the violent events in the square and charged the interim cabinet with investigating the incident. It also restated its commitment to keeping the democratic transitional timetable.
The opposition appeared to be uniting against the military leadership, breathing new life into a youth-led protest movement that had grown moribund during the summer. Over the weekend, a clearer set of demands began to emerge as protesters girded for a longer fight.
Leading protest groups, such as the Revolutionary Youth Coalition and the 6th of April Youth Movement, say they intend to occupy the square until the military hands over power to a civilian authority.