Police station raided in Suez, prisoners flee

Ahram Online, Saturday 26 Jan 2013

Prisoners in Suez escape amid ongoing clashes; police station ransacked

Prisoners at Suez police station fled after protesters raided the station Saturday evening amid continuing clashes with security forces.

Fierce clashes have been ongoing for hours between protesters and police with tear gas and shots fired.

Clashes have also led to the torching of the central fire-fighting unit and one fire-fighting vehicle.

Contents in the police station were also reported stolen, in addition to evidence confiscated by the police, including motorcycles.

Suez along with several cities has been witnessing fierce clashes since Friday, the second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

By Friday night, at least eight had been reported dead in Suez in addition to one Central Security Forces (CSF) conscript.

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