30 January 2013

Egypt: Scuffles Intensify in Simon Bolivar Square of Cairo

Scuffles intensified on Wednesday between the security forces and protesters near Simon Bolivor Square in Downtown Cairo.

The hit-and-run continues between the two sides, the security forces captured many of the protesters.

The protesters were throwing stones at the security forces when they attacked them.

The attack prompted the protesters to flee black towards the Nile Corniche, where they were arrested and brought back to Simon Bolivar Square.

The security forces hand over the protesters they captured to Qasr al-Nil police station and other police stations for investigations.

They also hold the injured protesters transferred to hospitals in custody, as reported by the Middle East News Agency.

Meanwhile, a cautious calm prevails in Tahrir Square as only a relatively small number of protesters are staying in their sit-in tents.

Discussions are ongoing in the Square between Protesters and bystanders about the current political situation.

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