300 Injured in Egypt Protests

    An Egyptian anti-SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) protester assists a wounded comrade during clashes with the Egyptian army on May 4, 2012, in Cairo's Abbassiya district. Heavy gunfire could be heard as clashes between troops and anti-military protesters spread around the defence ministry in Cairo, leaving 59 injured according to the health ministry. The health ministry said most of the injured had been treated on the spot in the Abbassiya neighbourhood, where military police had used tear gas and water cannon under a volley of rocks hurled from both sides. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA        (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Protests in Egypt on Friday ended in violence with one person dead and more than 300 injured. Demonstrators threw rocks at security forces, and water cannons were used to control crowds after Egyptians filled the streets to voice their frustration with the slow rate of reform in the country’s military-led government. The military has imposed a curfew on Abbasiya Square in the Cairo neighborhood where the demonstrations took place. Similar protests Wednesday led to 11 deaths and dozens of injuries. The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been active in the protests.

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