Pro-democracy protests in Egypt leave 11 people dead

Tensions is high in Egypt as protests mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Credit: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

The death toll in pro-democracy protests in Egypt on Sunday climbed to 11, according to security sources, Reuters reports.

Tight security in Cairo and other cities failed to contain protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Last year several demonstrators were killed as protests to mark the anniversary turned into running battles between pro and anti-government camps.