Death Count Rises in Egyptian Clashes

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The Egyptian military and police continued to clash with protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square Monday, with black-clad security forces firing tear gas at the crowd.

The three days of violent protests that began Saturday have left at least 35 people dead and nearly 2,000 injured.    
Demonstrators believe the military will try to cling to power -- even after democratic elections take place.

The military, however, has said it will relinquish power after presidential elections, which it predicts will be held in late 2012 or early 2013.

Click play for analysis from CBN News Sr. International Correspondent Gary Lane on the situation in Egypt.
Protesters want the military to establish a precise date for a transfer of power.

Meanwhile, the violence appears to be escalating, with demonstrators throwing firebombs at police officers.

"Do you expect us to meet blood with kindness?" asked a bearded teenager climbing a tree with a firebomb in hand. "We will burn it under their feet."

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