Protests Break Out in Cairo

    Image #: 20196964    (121119) -- CAIRO, Nov. 19, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Egyptians participate in a protest marking the first anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud street incidents near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 19, 2012. On Nov. 19, 2011, several days ahead of the historic parliamentary elections, violence erupted across the country. The most notable incident was a demonstration in the Mohamed Mahmoud street heading to Tahrir, in which 41 were killed and some 180 policemen, including 51 officers, were wounded. (Xinhua/STR)       XINHUA /LANDOV

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    Clashes broke out in Cairo Monday night, at the same spot where 42 people were killed in a street battle just one year ago. Hundreds of protesters chanted “the people want to topple the regime” and threw rocks at police, as police fired tear gas and birdshot. An anonymous medical official said that 60 protesters and 10 police officers had been injured, as protesters also tore down a cement block wall in Tahrir Square. The renewed protests have come during the writing of Egypt’s new constitution—many liberals feel the constituent assembly is attempting to include ultraconservative Islamist content.

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