BREAKING: Egyptian police fire tear gas at Kafr El-Sheikh protesters

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Feb 2013

Clashes erupt in Kafr El-Sheikh as protesters attempt to hold a sit-in at the governorate headquarters

Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police at the governorate headquarters in the Delta city of Kafr El-Sheikh, with eight injured so far.

According to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website, the clashes occurred when several protesters attempted to enter the governorate headquarters, where they planned to hold a sit-in.

Police fired tear gas and eight protesters have been so far reported injured by Kafr El-Sheikh general hospital.

Kafr El-Sheikh has witnessed intermittent clashes throughout the last week. Anti-government demonstrators are protesting the appointment of a Brotherhood member, Saad El-Husseiny, as governor of Kafr El-Sheikh governorate.

Other anti-government rallies are being held on Friday afternoon in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Mansoura, Tanta, Damietta, Mahalla and Port Said. 

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