ElBaradei accuses govt of 'scare tactics'

2011-02-02 16:56

London - Opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei accused the Egyptian government of "scare tactics" after clashes in Cairo between opponents and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak.

"I'm extremely concerned, I mean this is yet another symptom, or another indication, of a criminal regime using criminal acts," ElBaradei told BBC radio, when asked about the clashes.

"My fear is that it will turn into a bloodbath," he added, calling the pro-Mubarak demonstrators a "bunch of thugs".

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