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Seven dead in Egypt's demonstrations

English.news.cn   2013-01-26 16:23:26            
 • Clashes between protesters and security forces in nationwide demonstrations have left 7 people killed.
 • Six protestors were killed during clashes in Suez, while another one was killed in Ismailia.
 • Tens of thousands of people flocked into several main squares in Egypt after the Friday prayers.

Protesters cut the metro line and burn tires to cut the main roads to the presidential palace during clashes with security forces in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Jan. 25, 2013. Clashes between protesters and police erupted Friday in several cities in Egypt, at a time when Egypt marked the second anniversary of the 2011 unrest that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak. (Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien)

CAIRO, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Clashes between protesters and security forces in nationwide demonstrations marking the second anniversary of Egypt's political upheaval have left seven people killed and 456 injured, official news agency MENA reported Saturday.

Six protestors were killed during clashes in Suez, while another one was killed in Ismailia, spokesman of the Egyptian Health Ministry Ahmed Omar was quoted as saying.

Tens of thousands of people flocked into several main squares in Egypt after the Friday prayers, chanting slogans like "down to the constitution, down to the Shura Council, down to the Muslim Brotherhood."

Protestors stormed the governorate building in Suez Friday night, leading to violent confrontations with the police forces.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is discussing with justice and communication ministers and chief of national security apparatus means of controlling the violence, Ahram online reported Saturday.

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Cairo, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of Egyptians took to public squares across the country to protest against President Mohamed Morsi as well as Muslim Brotherhood on Friday, the second anniversary of the unrest that toppled Hosni Mubarak's regime.

In iconic Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, thousands of protestors gathered to express dissatisfaction with President Morsi, shouting statements like "Morsi, leave!" "Constitution invalid!" and "Down with the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood chief, " accusing Morsi of being a puppet of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie rather than being a decision-maker.Full story

Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Egypt's Ismailia torched by protesters

CAIRO, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) headquarters in Ismailia governorate was torched Friday as massive demonstrations were held nationwide to mark the second anniversary of the 2011 unrest that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak, state TV reported.

In Egyptian governorates like Ismailia, Suez, Alexandria, Bani Swaif and others, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered since early Friday, calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the current government.Full story

Editor: Fang Yang
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