January 25th, 2013
08:39 AM ET

Dozens injured in Egypt protests

The streets around Cairo's Tahrir Square were again roiled by violent clashes between police and protesters Friday, as crowds gathered to mark two years since the start of the revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

At least 29 protesters have been treated over the past 12 hours for cuts, broken bones and birdshot injuries, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled El Khatib said.

Six police officers have also been hurt in the disorder near Tahrir Square, the Interior Ministry said.

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  1. banasy©

    What were they protesting?

    January 25, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good morning @banasy
    it appears that they were marking second anniversary of the revolution and it became disorderly.
    You'll hear about protests in Egypt & elsewhere on a regular basis if it suits the powers that be. But not peaceful protests every Friday in Palestine against illegal settlements. We do have a free media.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I got that from the article; that they were commemorating the 2nd anniversary...it's the wording that they were protesters that confounded me...
      As for the second part of your post: yes; a biased media is free, isn't it?

      January 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I guess I just don't understand the reasoning with these people. They gather to commemorate the 2 yr anniversary of their revolution and then stat throwing rocks at the police. Why ? Are they trying to revolutionize the way revolutions revolve around those that choose to revolt ? Or is their resolve to revolt on a regular basis in order to keep the country in a perpetual state of revolution ? Help me out here, this has got me confused.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |