A retired general who advises the military government’s PR department told an Egyptian newspaper that the protesters fighting with soldiers “deserved to be thrown into Hitler’s ovens.” While another general did not go as far with his comments, he said that protesters were deliberately provoking soldiers in order to destroy the state. Tensions between the Egyptian security forces and protesters continue to rise, as a fourth day of clashes bumped the death toll to 12 since Friday. Police used water cannons and tear gas to fight back protesters wielding stones in Tahrir Square. Meanwhile, Egypt’s military rulers said that it had foiled a plot to burn parliament down.
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