Clashes in Abbasseya cause injuries, disrupt traffic

Clashes broke out between protesters and unidentified thugs in front of the Defense Ministry on Monday.

The clashes erupted after a group of thugs blocked the street in front of Nour Mosque and prevented passers-by from reaching the location of the sit-in. The thugs hurled rocks at cars while the protesters attempted to reopen the road, fueling clashes.

Witnesses said they heard gunfire and reported seeing injuries. Roads remain closed in in front of the Abbasseya disrupting traffic in Salah Salem and the Autostrade.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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