At least three protesters died of asphyxiation in Cairo, bringing the total of deaths over the past two days to six.

Army soldiers and police, backed by armored vehicles, attacked protesters, using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds gathered in Cairo’s Liberation Square, and left hundreds injured in Cairo and Alexandria.

Security forces also set tents belonging to protesters on fire.

At least three people were killed yesterday during clashes between security forces and protesters.

According to a statement by Egypt’s Interior Ministry, some 55 protesters have been arrested since Saturday.

This is while the country’s military council has threatened protesters with a tougher response if they continue their demonstrations.

Protesters are demanding a speedy transition of power to a civilian government.

Earlier this month, Egypt’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali al-Silmi showed a draft copy of a revised constitution to political groups in the North African country. The draft would give the Army exclusive authority over its internal affairs and budget and would also shield the forces from legal scrutiny.

Activists and political groups are increasingly critical of the failure of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to live up to its promise of handing over power to a civilian ruling structure within six months of the February revolution.

Protesters have also criticized the head of the council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, for his reluctance to implement sweeping change and dismantle elements of the former regime.

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