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Five die, hundreds injured in Egypt

March 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM   |   Comments

PORT SAID, Egypt, March 6 (UPI) -- Five people have been killed and 455 injured in clashes between protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Port Said, authorities said Wednesday.

The latest protests began after the Egyptian Interior Ministry announced it would transfer defendants in the 2012 Port Said Stadium massacre to another prison, Egypt Independent reported.

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the Port Said Security Directorate.

Police responded with tear gas, birdshot and live ammunition.

Eyewitnesses said some of the protesters set fire to the garage of the National Security Authority branch office, burning some of the vehicles inside.

On Sunday, five people were killed during clashes in Port Said.

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