Unknown group attacks presidential palace, police arrest 15

Ahram Online, Friday 26 Apr 2013

Small group attacks presidential palace entrance with Molotov cocktails and rocks but are pushed back by security forces

Torched Police vehicle at presidential Palace in Cairo, 26 April 2013 (Photo Source : Snapshot from Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr)

A group of masked assailants torched a police vehicle near the presidential palace Friday evening on Al-Marghany Street in the Cairo district of Heliopolis, after short clashes with security forces at the palace.

Dozens of unknown assailants threw rocks and Molotov cocktails and rocks at one of the entrances to the palace and the security forces protecting it. The security forces pushed back the protesters, dispersing them with teargas grenades.

News reports are claiming that the assailants are members of the Black Bloc and Revolutionary Ultras groups.

Police announced later that it arrested 15 people who allegedly carried the attack on the presidential palace. At the time of publication, traffic around Al-Marghany and Khalifa Al-Mamoun streets was at a standstill.

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