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Injury toll rises to 216 in Egypt's Friday clashes: health ministry

English.news.cn   2013-02-10 00:37:30            
 • The injury toll rose to 216 in Friday's clashes, health ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar said .
 • Demonstrations overwhelmed Egypt as thousands of protesters went to main streets and public squares.
 • The most violent clashes were in Gharbiya, Cairo, Alexandria, Kafr el-Sheikh and Sharqiya governorates.


CAIRO, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The injury toll rose to 216 in the clashes that erupted Friday between security forces and anti- government protesters across Egypt, health ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar told Xinhua Saturday.

"As many as 210 out of the 216 were treated and discharged from hospitals. Only six are still being treated; five were injured outside the presidential palace in Cairo and one in Gharbiya governorate," Omar said, noting that over 160 people were injured in Gharbiya alone, some 80 km north of Cairo.

Demonstrations overwhelmed Egypt nationwide as thousands of anti-government protesters went to main streets and public squares, raising signs and chanting slogans against President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group.

Some of the protesters demanded sacking the "unqualified" government, the interior minister and the prosecutor-general, amending the newly-drafted controversial constitution and trying those responsible for the death of over 50 protesters in recent clashes with security forces.

The demonstrations, dubbed "Friday of Dignity" or "Friday of Departure," also condemned the recent police aggression against a protester who was beaten up and stripped before being dragged to a police vehicle.

The most violent clashes were in Gharbiya, Cairo, Alexandria, Kafr el-Sheikh and Sharqiya governorates.

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126 injured across Egypt in clashes between protesters, security forces

CAIRO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least 126 were injured Friday in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in different parts of Egypt as protesters took to main streets and public squares nationwide.

"A total of 126 people were injured nationwide. Some 67 were injured in Gharbiya governorate, 80 km north of Cairo, with seven others in Alexandria, seven in Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, four in Sharqiya governorate and four outside the presidential palace in Cairo," health ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar told Xinhua. Full story

34 injured across Egypt in clashes between protesters, security forces

CAIRO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least 34 were injured Friday in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in different parts of Egypt as protesters took to main streets and public squares nationwide.

"So far, a total of 34 people were injured. Thirteen were injured in the clashes outside Kafr el-Zayat police station in Gharbiya governorate (80 km north of Cairo); six were injured in Alexandria while the rest were injured in different parts of the country," health ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar told Xinhua. Full story

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