Amid uneasy calm in Cairo, prime minister says some were paid to protest

Ian Lee, Hamdi Alkhshali and Joe Sterling
CNN
9/16/2012

 

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Egypt’s prime minister said some of the thousands involved in days of protests near the U.S. Embassy got paid to participate, state news reported Saturday, the same day riot police managed to force demonstrators from the area.

Prime Minister Hesham Kandil said “a number” of those involved in the tense, sometimes violent protests, which began Tuesday, later confessed to getting paid to participate, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency…

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