3 March 2013, 02:07

Dozens injured in Egyptian unrest

Dozens injured in Egyptian unrest

On Saturday dozens of people were injured during clashes in the Egyptian city of Mansoura north of Cairo when security forces were forced to use tear gas to disperse protesters.

Hundreds of people took to the streets of El Mansoura to say farewell to a person who was murdered in the previous night's clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

A peaceful march turned into a riot when the relatives of the deceased received the medical examiner's report and news spread that the cause of death was listed as a road incident.

The crowds of people moved to the buildings housing the local administration and attacked another nearby building which had previously housed the headquarters of the police.

In the course of establishing order dozens were injured by security forces with most suffering from tear gas.

Four dead in Mansoura clashes

Four people are known to have died in overnight clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Mansoura in northern Egypt.

Forty other people received injuries.

The demonstrators were hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at the building of the city government. Police tried to beat off the assault with tear gas.

Northern Egyptian cities including Mansoura and Port Said are into a sixth day of mass protests against the government’s Islamization policy.

Egypt protesters storm police building in Mansura

Egyptian protesters stormed a police building in the city of Mansura on Saturday, amid renewed clashes after a demonstrator's death overnight, the official MENA news agency reported.

They attacked a building that formerly housed the now-relocated regional police headquarters, but where police still have offices.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Egypt, as major protests take place in several cities. Egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who stormed a security building in Mansoura, Al Arabiya reported.

Dozens of people were injured in the cities of Mansoura and Port Said on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, around 500 protesters threw stones and petrol bombs at the Port Said station, setting it on fire. The interior ministry says protesters then blocked fire engines from reaching the blaze. Five protesters were hit by a police car while blocking traffic, according to AP.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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