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More than 120 people were injured during the riots in Cairo

2012-02-01 16:05

During the clashes in Cairo on Tuesday 123 people were injured. This was announced by Ministry of Health of Egypt, citing the data on the unrest that erupted in the heart of the Egyptian capital the night before. Several dozen injured were hospitalized, mostly with strong bruises and fractures.

Over four thousand people took part in a protest march against the military leadership of the country on Tuesday, demanding the Supreme Council the immediate transfer of power. Representatives of dozens of political parties and movements organized the columns in different districts of the capital, which then moved to the building of the National Assembly.

However, at the parliament building, they met resistance of "Muslim Brotherhood", which stood on the way as a human shield. As a result, Islamists were pelted with stones, bottles of water, a fight broke out. The security forces intervened in the scuffle and blocked all approaches to the parliament and pushed protesters to Tahrir Square. Later, the protesters moved to Maspero, the building of state television and radio, which has become another flashpoint in the Egyptian capital in recent months.

The revolutionary youth accuses the "Brothers" of an attempt to forcibly disperse the demonstrators and the suppression and demands official apology, ITAR-TASS reported.

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Guido Westerwelle, German tourists won't go to Egypt until the bloodshed and unrest continue on the streets of Egyptian cities, the portal "Al-Ahram" reported on on Wednesday.

"Not even one German tourist is not going to Egypt, while bloodshed is continuing on the streets of Egyptian cities before their eyes, and no German businessman would invest in the Egyptian economy, while the country's political situation is instable and there are security problems", the Minister said.

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