14 September 2012

Egypt: Renewed Clashes Between Police, Protesters Around U.S. Embassy

Clashes between protesters and police forces were renewed on Friday morning at the U.S. embassy headquarters in Cairo and in front of Omar Makram mosque.

Some protesters sealed off Qasr al-Nile Bridge in both directions to prevent vehicles from accessing Tahrir square in an attempt to put pressure on security forces and control Tahrir square for quick escape in case tear gas canisters were hurled at them, al-Masry al-Youm newspaper reported.

A number of protesters divided themselves into groups to attack security forces in different areas at the same time. One group positioned themselves at the street opposite to Omar Makram mosque while another was stationed at the mosque's side street.

According to the newspaper, other groups were deployed at Qasr al-Aini Street and the three streets leading from Korniche to the U.S. embassy headquarters.

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