17 dead after five days of Cairo clashes

Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 13:41

Cairo: Five straight days of clashes in
Cairo between protesters hostile to Egypt`s military rulers
and security forces have left 17 people dead, the health
ministry said on Friday.

The toll rose on Friday after two people died from their
injuries, health ministry official Hisham Shiha told state
television.

Shiha said the 46 people were still being treated in
ministry hospitals and an undetermined additional number in
military facilities.

The clashes broke out on December 16 between security
forces and demonstrators camped since late November in Cairo`s
administrative heart.

The activists were protesting against the nomination to
prime minister of Kamal al-Ganzouri, who previously held the
post under the Hosni Mubarak`s toppled regime.
The clashes broke out on December 16 between security
forces and demonstrators camped since late November in Cairo`s
administrative heart.

The activists were protesting against the nomination to
prime minister of Kamal al-Ganzouri, who previously held the
post under the Hosni Mubarak`s toppled regime.

Activists have called for a mass rally tomorrow, dubbed
the "Friday of Restoring Honour," to demand the military hold
accountable soldiers responsible for abuses committed during
the clashes, which have sparked international outcry.

Voters went to the polls again today in run-offs for the
second stage of staggered parliamentary elections, a landmark
vote that has been overshadowed by the protest deaths.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 13:41

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