Fierce clashes between protesters and police in Egypt’s Mahalla
Heavy clashes between hundreds anti-government protesters and security forces have continued in the city of Mahalla, Gharbiya governorate, on Friday night.
At least 18 protesters were reported injured.
Protesters who chanted against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood managed to block the Shoan railway crossing earlier in the evening.
Police have used Central Security Forces from the nearby government of Menofiya to deal with angry protesters.
Police has been on strike to press for the dismissal of the interior minister in parts of Gharbiya governorate on Friday.
Presse contre-révolutionnaire (Ahram Online, 8 mars 2013)