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Three Egyptian policemen wounded and tens of protesters unconscious as clashes intensify in Cairo's downtown street Qasr El-Aini, following protesters bringing down police wall

Ahram Online, Thursday 24 Jan 2013
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protesters dismantle a concrete barrier at the Qasr al-Aini Street near Tahrir Square in Cairo January 24, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Clashes intensified between riot police and protesters who broke down parts of the concrete block wall at Cairo's downtown street Qasr El-Aini, leaving three policemen injured and tens of protesters unconscious on Thursday.

The three policemen were transferred to the hospital.

The Police arrested two protesters who took part in bringing down the wall in Qasr El-Aini near Tahrir Square on Thursday afternoon. Some protesters torched a police vehicle in front of Egypt's High Court while others have been marching down 26 July Street in downtown Cairo.

Earlier today, Egyptian riot police used tear gas with tens of protesters who brought down the wall that bans protesters from reaching the Egyptian Parliament and Cabinet Council building. Protesters threw Molotov cocktails on police forces during the clashes.

In response many protesters moved to Cairo's Tahrir Square to avoid the tear gas.

The wall was built in November 2012 during Cairo's downtown street Mohamed Mahmoud's commemoration where clashes took place between Egypt's Central Security Forces (CSF) and protesters.

Around 47 peaceful protesters were killed in November 2012 during prolonged street clashes that erupted after Egypt's CSF violently dispersed a sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

 

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