Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Clashes between demonstrators and police Tahrir Square in Cairo

Hundreds of young demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday Tahrir Square in Cairo. The crowd, gathered to protest against the slowness of legal proceedings against the former regime and demand the departure of the head of AFSC, the military council that runs the country was covered by the firing of tear gas, replying sometimes blows stones.

The first clashes broke out Tuesday night in a neighborhood near the place where families of many of the 840 civilian victims of the "Revolution of the Nile" had gathered in a theater for a tribute to the "martyrs". Police in riot gear, prevented the demonstrators from marching to the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior, which for its part a group of individuals accused of trying to cause trouble and start riots.

Relief have treated several wounded, most after inhaling tear gas. This is the first time in weeks of violence that occur on this Mecca of protests that culminated in the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak on February 11.

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