25 January 2013

Egypt: Violent Clashes Between Protesters, Police in Alexandria

Violent clashes erupted on Friday noon between protesters and police forces in front of Alexandria's local municipality and the Alexandria Primary Court.

Security forces fired teargas at the demonstrators to safeguard the minicipality headquarters and the court which caused scores to suffer suffocation, Aswat Masriya correspondent reported.

Five people were injured in the clashes, three of them were transferred to Ras al-Tin General Hospital while the other two were taken another hospital, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Alexandria stated.

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.