Egypt: Interior Ministry Urges Protesters Not to Attack Security Men, Barriers

The Interior Ministry called on demonstrators in Qasr el-Nile not to attack the security men or barriers that aim to protect the public and private properties in this region.

In a statement on Thursday 24/01/2013, the ministry urged all protesters to commit to peaceful demonstrations.

Qasr el-Nile police station chief, a brigadier general of the central security forces and a police officer at Cairo security directorate were injured with gunshots during clashes with protesters.

The protesters wanted to remove cement blocs at Qasr el-Eini Street, downtown Cairo, a security source at the Interior Ministry said on Thursday 24/01/2013.

They hurled stones and fired gunshots at the security forces stationed behind the cement wall, leaving two conscripts injured in face, the source added.

The injured were moved to hospital for treatment, the source said.

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