At least one dead, dozens injured as Egypt police, protesters clash by palace
CAIRO: At least one protester has been killed by Egyptian police during Friday’s protesters at the presidential palace in Cairo as they continued to call for the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. It was the latest violence in the country, which was seen over 60 people dead in a week of clashes across the country.
At least 48 people on Friday were injured in clashes that broke out between protesters and security forces at Cairo’s presidential palace, Mohamed Sultan, head of the Egyptian Ambulance Organization, told al-Hayat TV.
Confrontations erupted at the palace as protesters hurled stones and petrol bombs at the security forces who retaliated by firing water cannons and teargas to keep the protesters away from the palace.
Egypt’s presidency issued a statement calling on all national powers to denounce the ongoing violence and urge their supporters to withdraw from the vicinity of the palace.
The violence continues into the evening as anger is rising after reports of “torture parties” by police on captured protesters. A protester was also reported by activists to be clinically dead after being brutally beaten by police and dropped off at a local hospital. The protester was reportedly arrested and beaten by police on January 27 near downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square.