Wednesday, May 2, 2012

At least 15 dead in Cairo clashes, doctor says

Bikya Masr

"An Egyptian doctor volunteering at one of the makeshift hospitals in the Abbassiya district of Cairo assisting the wounded on Wednesday told the al-Dostour newspaper that at least 15 people have been killed in violent clashes that erupted massively on Wednesday morning.

According to activists, “army sponsored thugs” attacked the demonstrators near the ministry of defense on early Wednesday morning, firing live ammunition, Molotov cocktails and rocks at the unarmed protesters.

Hundreds of others have been injured in the clashes, which other doctors said saw “thugs” attacking the injured as they attempted to receive medical treatment at local hospitals.

Activists also said they were attacked by the thugs outside Ein Shams University early on Wednesday in clashes that saw bullets fired, Molotov cocktails and rocks used.

They said the thugs threw Molotov bottles from atop a bridge, injuring at least 200......"

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