8 security officers injured in Cairo run-off confrontation

Twenty-five individuals, including eight policemen, were injured Monday's morning when supporters of an independent parliamentary run-off candidate protested the defeat of their nominee. 

Security detained 25 persons following the confrontation, referring them to the public prosecution on charges of resisting the authorities and damaging public property.

Early this morning the protesters obstructed Gazaer Street in Bassatin, Cairo, after Heshmat Abu Hagar of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) was declared the winner in that area.

Supporters for the losing candidate allegedly smashed 13 cars, gave one officer a concussion, injured another seven, and stormed into the headquarters of the NDP nominee.

Those arrested denied the charges, saying they were merely passers-by.

They also face further charges of voluntary damage and arson.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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