Egypt police use tear gas against Tahrir protesters

Ahram Online, Thursday 24 Jan 2013

Riot police attempt to disperse protesters in Cairo's downtown area near the Egyptian Parliament and Cabinet building one day ahead of 2nd anniversary of revolution

Egyptian riot police used tear gas with tens of protesters who tried to bring down the cement wall that bans protesters from reaching the Egyptian Parliament and Cabinet Council building on Thursday.

The wall was built in November 2012 during Cairo's downtown Mohamed Mahmoud's commomeration 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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