Egyptian police fire tear gas to disperse Cairo protest

By REUTERS
April 6, 2013 22:53

CAIRO - Egyptian police fired tear gas to prevent opponents of President Mohamed Morsi storming a court and the prosecutor-general's office in central Cairo on Saturday, witnesses said.

Eight people were injured in Cairo and during another protest in al-Fayoum south of the capital, the state news agency MENA said.

Some 500 people marched for much of the day through central Cairo, chanting "The people want to topple the regime" on the fifth anniversary of the opposition April 6 youth movement.

When some protesters hurled rockets at the court, which also houses the prosecutor's office, and tried to break down the main gate, police fired tear gas from upstairs windows, witnesses said.


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