Five protesters wounded at Egypt ministry - source

CAIRO Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:42pm GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least five protesters were wounded by police Saturday when they tried to storm Egypt's Interior Ministry, security sources told Reuters.

Al Jazeera television earlier reported that three people had been killed. There was no official confirmation.

Witnesses told a Reuters reporter at the scene the five protesters had been wounded by police who fired at the crowd. It was not immediately clear whether they used live ammunition or rubber bullets.

Outside the ministry, the crowd were trying to setting fire to government vehicles and the street was strewn with glass and debris.

(Reporting by Marwa Awad, Editing by Alison Williams)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see
Comments (1)
robinyates1 wrote:
when the army or the policeforce of a country opens fire with live rounds it is a sure sign that regime is on the way out

Jan 29, 2011 2:16pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.