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1 killed, 26 injured in demonstrations in Egypt

English.news.cn   2013-02-16 05:54:11            

CAIRO, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- At least one was killed and 26 were injured during Friday's nationwide demonstrations in Egypt, Health Ministry spokesman Ahmed Omar told Xinhua.

"One was killed in Gharbiya governorate (80 km north of Cairo) when a vehicle hit him during an anti-government protest," said Omar.

Meanwhile, 13 were injured outside the presidential palace at Hada'eq al-Qubba in Cairo, 10 in Gharbiya, two in Beni Suef, and one at a pro-government Islamist protest near Cairo University, said the spokesman.

Thousands of Egyptian Islamists on Friday flocked to Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, near Cairo University, for a march called " Together against Violence," led by Islamic group al-Jamaa al- Islamiya and its political arm the Construction and Development Party. Some Islamic groups and parties announced their participation in the march to voice their rejection of violence and reaffirm their support for Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi's main supporters, said Wednesday that they would join the demonstrations, while the Salafist al- Nour Party said it would boycott them.

Meanwhile, some opposition groups and parties held anti- government protests, dubbed "Checkmate," at iconic Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo and outside the presidential palace, which was echoed by protests in some other parts of Egypt.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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