Published On: Sat, Feb 9th, 2013

Fresh Protest Violence in Egypt

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Protesters in the area of Cairo in which President Mursi's home is located.

Protesters in the area of Cairo in which President Mursi’s home is located.

After days of calm on the streets of Egypt, a group of several hundred protesters attacked the Presidential Palace as thousands took to the streets across the country following Friday prayers yesterday.

A group of several hundred protesters attacked the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Friday, and were driven back by police firing warning shots into the air and tear gas into the crowd.

The worst of Friday’s clashes, however, took place in the provinces. According to Egyptian media at least 126 people were inured in civil unrest across the provinces. In the Nile Delta town of Tanta, the hometown of activist Mohamed el-Gendi who was beaten to death by police in Cairo, a large group of protesters  threw petrol bombs at riot police who responded by firing tear gas. Television footage shows the protesters chanting “Down, down with the rule of the Supreme Guide,” in reference to Mohamed Badie, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In Kafr el-Sheikh a small group of protesters demanding the removal of the provincial governor threw stones at police, and attempted to break into a goverment building. Meanwhile in El-Santa a group of protesters hurled stones at the Muslim Brotherhood offices.

In Cairo’s northern Zagazig district protesters attempted to approach the home of President Mursi, but were driven back by police who fired tear gas to disperse them.

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Conservative clerics supportive of the Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood have responded to the protests with call for assassinations of is leaders, and by justifying the rape of female protesters.


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