CAIRO, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 160 people were injured Friday in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in massive demonstrations across Egypt to mark the second anniversary of the 2011 unrest that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
"About 160 people were injured in the demonstrations around the country, including 70 who were treated and left the hospital, while another 90 are still under treatment," said Ahmed Omar, spokesman of the Health Ministry.
In most Egyptian governorates, like Cairo, Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria and others, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered since early Friday, calling for the stepping down of President Mohamed Morsi and the current government. "Down to the constitution, down to the Shura Council, down to the Muslim Brotherhood," the demonstrators chanted in Cairo.
Amid the inflamed marches and demonstrations in Ismailia, Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) headquarters was torched by angry demonstrators. The fire was under control so far.
In Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, hundreds of thousands rallied since early morning, while another hundreds headed to the presidential palace, where the security forces used tear gas bombs to disperse protesters who tried to remove the barbed wires before the palace. Dozens of protesters were suffocated.
The Ministry of Health said it has deployed ambulances in different places where there were big rallies.