Egypt police secures Tahrir Square after violent protests

According to latest figures, 49 people lost their lives and over 1400 were injured in five days of the protests.

Egypt police secures Tahrir Square after violent protests

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian police on Monday have taken control of the Tahrir Square following the protests of the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution and Port Said incidents, according to a statement.

According to latest figures, 49 people lost their lives and over 1400 were injured in five days of the protests.

Earlier reports said, a crowded group of protestors seized the control of Tahrir Square as well as Nile River road which is very close to embassies of U.S. and Britain. Sources told AA that as the number of protestors increased with the ones joining from Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood, police had to retreat to Al Ain Palace street.

A clash broke out between protestors and police in Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood. Protestors than marched through Al Ain Palace street to Nile River road. As they increased in number, police withdrew and dispersed in back streets.

Meanwhile, in Alexandria, protestors blocked the railway, and did not allow trains to pass.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi had declared a month-long state of emergency in three cities of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said on Sunday.

Last Mod: 29 Ocak 2013, 09:19
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