facebook
twitter
search
search

Death toll rises to 15 in Egypt protests

Feb. 7, 2012 at 8:18 AM
1 of 6
| License Photo

CAIRO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Ongoing clashes between Egyptian police and protesters have claimed the lives of at least 15 people, Egypt's Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

In addition to the dead, hundreds of protesters have been injured since Sunday night when a truce was supposed to take hold, Bikyamasr.com reported.

Injuries ranged from broken bones to bullet wounds and burns.

A statement released by the health ministry said 161 people were treated for minor injuries at makeshift hospitals set up around Cairo's Tahrir Square and then released.

Protesters took to the streets in Cairo and Suez Thursday after violence at a football match in Port Said left 75 people dead and hundreds of others injured.

The protesters are demanding an end to military rule in Egypt.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
North Korea blasts arrival of U.S. submarine in South Korean port
Putin reassures PM Alexis Tsipras after 'no' referendum vote in Greece
South Korea rescues 5 North Korean sailors
F-16, Cessna planes collide mid-air in South Carolina
Donald Trump deletes retweet about Jeb Bush's wife