Thursday, February 2, 2012

Egypt Clashes: Two Protesters Shot Dead



At least two protesters have been shot dead by Egyptian police using live ammunition in the city of Suez.

Witnesses said protesters were trying to break into a police station when shots were fired.

"We received two corpses of protesters shot dead by live ammunition," said a doctor at a morgue where the bodies were kept.

It comes as hundreds of people were injured in the capital Cairo as crowds attempted to gain entry to the interior ministry building.

Thousands took to the streets following the deaths of at least 74 people at a football match on Wednesday.

The deaths at a stadium in Port Said have quickly turned into a political crisis as protesters hold the military-led authorities responsible for the bloodshed. Read More