Monday, July 25, 2011

At least 143 wounded in clashes in Cairo

At least 143 people were injured in the district of Abbasseya Cairo in clashes between protesters seeking the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces - to govern the country on an interim basis since the fall of Hosni Mubarak - to accelerate reforms implemented in the country and opponents, as reported by the Health Ministry's Central Security forces and the army have cordoned off protesters in Abbasseya, where residents have attacked them with stones and Molotov cocktails.

About 5,000 people walked the path that separates the Tahrir Square - icon of popular revolts against Mubarak - the Ministry of Defence, located in that district. Protesters have demanded the Supreme Council to publish a clear timetable for withdrawal of power and elections for the appointment of a civilian government.

The military has fired into the air to shoot the demonstrators as they approached the Ministry. The march was organized to coincide with the July 23 anniversary of the military coup in 1952 overthrew the monarchy in the country. The event has taken place despite the clashes on Friday night, where some 2,000 people were Tahrir Square to the headquarters of the Supreme Council to denounce the attacks by members of the armed forces against demonstrators in Suez and Alexandria that Friday.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces have been accused in recent days to the popular movement of April 6 to try to create a separation between the military government and population.

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