Tuesday, July 5, 2011

There are 54 wounded last night in the Tahrir Square

 A total of 54 people were injured in the riots last night in the central Tahrir Square in Cairo between protesters and street vendors, announced today an official from the Egyptian Health Ministry, Khaled al-Khatib. Al Khatib was quoted by official news agency MENA said twenty wounded were admitted to hospitals, while others were treated by ambulance went to the plaza.

The ministry official denied that these incidents had been any deaths, as previously reported by some media. The injuries occurred during clashes between demonstrators and tea vendors camped in Tahrir Square since last Wednesday, according to police sources and witnesses consulted by Efe.

Concentrates on the square did not want to dismantle their tents, which increased the tension already existing vendors and led to riots, which ended with a shop on fire. These incidents are the first to take place in the square from the battle that occurred on June 29 between police and protesters that left over a thousand injured and 34 arrested.

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