ElBaradei calls on Egypt's army to intervene-TV

CAIRO Wed Feb 2, 2011 10:12am EST

CAIRO Feb 2 (Reuters) - Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei called on Wednesday on the army to intervene to protect Egyptians, after clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Al Jazeera television said.

"I ask the army to intervene to protect Egyptian lives," the station quoted him as saying, adding he said it should intervene "today" and not remain neutral.

It cited him saying he had proof those attacking anti-government protesters were police. Egypt's Interior Ministry earlier denied accusations by anti-government protesters that plain clothes police were involved. (Writing by Alison Williams)

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