Protesters block road in Egypt's Salloum after clashes

April 11, 2012 19:16

CAIRO - Residents of Egypt's northwestern city of Salloum blocked a major road and set fire to car tires on Wednesday after two people were killed in clashes between residents and army officers a day earlier, witnesses said.

Protesters in Salloum, located near the Egyptian-Libyan border, had taken to the streets a day earlier to rally against extra fees imposed on trucks carrying goods from Libya into Egypt. They said two men had been shot by the military.

Witnesses said the protesters refused to allow trucks to pass through Salloum and confiscated their goods. The protesters only allowed Libyan families traveling between the two countries to pass through, they said.

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