CAIRO, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Death toll of the clashes in Cairo between the security forces and the protesters has risen to six since the second anniversary of the Jan.-25 upheaval, the health ministry reported on Monday.
One more was killed outside the presidential palace on Friday due to the violent clashes between the police forces and the demonstrators, the report added.
Also another activist, a member of the Popular Current, died on Monday. He was transferred to Helel hospital after being injured seriously near the iconic Tahrir square last week, health ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar told Xinhua.
The total casualties across the country are more than 50 dead and almost 2,000 injured in 10 days.
In a statement on Friday, President Mohamed Morsi held the political forces responsible for the clashes that erupted outside the presidential palace, adding "these violent, vandalistic acts have nothing to do with any legitimate political practices of peaceful expression of opinion."
President Morsi will meet later Monday with the Supreme Council of the Police in the Police Academy to discuss the security situation.
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