|Egyptians gather at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square during a demonstration marking the second anniversary of the 2011 unrest that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak, on Jan. 25, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
CAIRO, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- At least seven demonstrators were slightly injured on Friday as they clashed with the police in Cairo, at a time when Egypt marks the second anniversary of the 2011 unrest that toppled former leader Hosni Muabark.
As thousands of people flocked into the Tahrir Square after the Friday prayers, clashes erupted between the demonstrators and the security forces in the area of al-Kasr al-Einy near the cabinet building, after some people hurled stones at security guards who stood behind concrete walls and responded with teargas.
"The wounds (of the seven) are mainly in the face and head," an ambulance man told Xinhua reporter on the scene.
Marches, staged mainly by liberals and civil forces who are against the policies of the current government, were also reported on Friday in other areas such as Giza, Helwan, Shubra and Mohandseen.
Unlike last year, Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists did not show up at the Tahrir Square, as they reportedly prefer to mark the anniversary with volunteering campaigns.
Meanwhile, the official Nile TV said that dozens of protesters were heading to the al-Ethadeya presidential palace and a rally would possibly be held there as well.
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