30 June 2013

Egypt: Sixty Injured in June 30 Protests - MOH

The protesters are demanding President Mohamed Morsi resign and call early elections. ( Resource: Egyptian Protesters Storm Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters )

The number of people injured in clashes between the opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his supporters reached 60 on Sunday, the health ministry stated.

Thirty-Six patients have checked out of hospitals after receiving treatment whereas 24 others are still being treated, according to the Minister of Health, Mohamed Hamed.

Ten were injured in Alexandria, three in Dakahlia, 11 in Gharbiya and nine in Monufia. The number of injured people in Cairo is 27, four of which suffer from rubber bullet injuries.

Mass demonstrations are currently taking place in different cities of Egypt, demanding the "departure" of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. The number of protesters throughout the country is estimated at around two million.

Mursi's opponents staged mass demonstrations on Sunday to push for a no-confidence vote against him and call for early presidential elections, exactly a year after the Islamist president was sworn into office.

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