Over 350 hurt in Israel embassy protest in Cairo

May 16, 2011 15:27

CAIRO - More than 350 people were injured in a protest outside Israel's embassy in Cairo to mark the displacement of Palestinians at the 1948 creation of the Jewish state, the Egyptian state news agency said on Monday.

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of the embassy in the Egyptian capital late on Sunday on the anniversary of what Arabs refer to as the "Nakba", or catastrophe.

Police fired tear gas to force back demonstrators who broke through a barricade in front of the embassy, witnesses said. The army later detained 186 people, the MENA news agency reported.

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