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Five Abbasiya protesters released, residents deny starting clashes

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Five protesters detained by military and civilian police during the Abbasiya clashes Saturday night, were released on Sunday without any charges filed against them. Ahmed Ragheb director of the Hisham Mubarak Law Center said that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the government were responsible for securing the people …


Armed men attack thousands marching to ministry of defense; 55 injured

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: Armed men attacked a demonstration heading from Tahrir to the Ministry of Defense on Saturday leaving over 55 injured. A crowd estimated at around 10,000 people set out from downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square but was stopped from reaching the military headquarters in the eastern Abbasiya neighborhood by a line of army barricades. …


Protesters march on defense ministry

By Ben Hubbard and Sarah El Deeb /AP CAIRO: Several thousand protesters marched toward Egypt’s ministry of defense and headquarters of the country’s military rulers in a rare rally Friday following reports of scuffles between protesters and soldiers in other cities. Armored vehicles and hundreds of military police blocked the road leading to the defense ministry, …


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