At least three dead in Cairo clashes
At least three more people died in Cairo on Wednesday, a medic said, as violence continued for a fifth day. Clashes broke out in Mohammed Mahmud street, just off Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, where thousands of protesters rallied again on Wednesday to demand an immediate end to military rule. Riot police erected barricades on the street, shooting tear gas and birdshot, AFP reported.
Shadi al-Naggar, a doctor at the Omar Makram field hospital, conveyed three people had died in the latest violence.
The Egyptian health ministry said in a statement issued Wednesday by the state news agency MENA that a total of 32 people had died since the clashes began on Saturday. It is reported that at least one person was killed in Egypt's second city, Alexandria on Wednesday.
Protests also erupted on Tuesday in the canal city of Suez and the central city of Qena, the northern city of Port Said and Assiut and Aswan in the south, as well as in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya and the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.