Joseph Mayton | 25 November 2012
"CAIRO: On Friday and Saturday Egypt’s police attacked from Qasr el-Aini
street towards Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Early Sunday morning they build a concrete
wall, then went around a side street shortly after in an attempt to attack the
Hundreds of protesters have been injured in the ongoing violence, spurred on
by near constant tear gas and rubber bullets being fired by police towards the
According to the ministry of interior on Sunday, over 275 “troublemakers”
have been detained by police in the clashes.
On Saturday evening and Sunday morning, videos began to emerge showing police
beating protesters they had gotten their hands on, sparking more anger among
activists who are calling for the immediate withdrawal of presidential decrees
that grant President Mohamed Morsi near complete power above the rule of
The ministry added that they are to take legal action against those
The ministry added that only 164 have been injured in the violence, although
even the ministry of health puts the number over 200. Field hospital volunteer
doctors have told Bikyamasr.com that they are at full capacity, with doctors at
Doubara Church near Tahrir saying on Sunday that they “cannot take anyone else.
We have too many people.”
Tear gas and rubber bullets continue to boom across downtown as wave after
wave of attack continues."