Egypt police fire teargas near presidency

Police fired teargas to disperse protesters who tried to cross barbed wire barriers guarding Egypt's presidential palace on Friday, state television reported.

Egypt police fire teargas near presidency

World Bulletin / News Desk

Police fired teargas to disperse protesters who tried to cross barbed wire barriers guarding Egypt's presidential palace on Friday, state television reported, during violent demonstrations against President Mohamed Mursi.

The state-run Nile News TV station gave no further details in an urgent headline flashed on the screen.

Earlier, reports said, clashes between security forces and protestors were escalating in capital Cairo and country's second biggest city Alexandria on the second anniversary of revolution in Egypt.

While clashes were continuing between security forces and thousands of protestors, who gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo, another group of protestors, who wanted to march towards Governor's Office in Alexandria, clashed with security forces too.

Protestors in Cairo blocked the Marjani Street towards Presidential Palace.

Police used pepper spray and tear gas to disperse the protestors in Alexandria. Protestors, in return, threw stones and petrol bombs on police.

In Alexandria, protestors blocked a part of Al Corniche street.

Egyptian Health Ministry stated that five people were wounded in clashes in Alexandria, and ten others in Cairo.

Last Mod: 25 Ocak 2013, 18:01
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