307 causalities are the outcome of two clashes in Egypt between security forces and protesters nine months after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak
307 causalities are the outcome of two clashes in Egypt between security forces and protesters nine months after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.
People were protesting against continued military rule which had been in charge since Mubarak was overthrown in February and had vowed it will step down once a president is elected by the end of June next year. They are demanding a civilian government.
“The toll from incidents on Friday outside the cabinet offices reached eight dead and 299 wounded,” an aide to the health minister was quoted by state news agency MENA as saying.
Security forces moved to retake control of the area around the cabinet offices early on Saturday. But after a few hours of calm, new clashes erupted. Protesters
Protesters have been occupying the area in front of the cabinet office for more than two weeks, preventing Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri and his cabinet from meeting there.
The military council issued a statement blaming Friday's violence on the protesters, saying that the clashes were part of a conspiracy to derail the country's elections process, which is ongoing.
“Those who are in Tahrir Square are not the youth of the revolution,” Ganzouri told a press conference. “This is not a revolution, but a counter-revolution,” added the man who first served as premier under Mubarak from 1996 to 1999.