- Middle East/North Africa
Violent clashes erupted on Thursday close to President Mohamed Morsy’s home in Zagazig, Sharqiya.
Protesters angry with the violence that broke out during demonstrations in front of the presidential palace on Wednesday evening fought with security forces.The two sides threw stones at each other, prompting the security forces to heavily fire tear gas in an attempt to push the protesters back.
Many tear gas canisters fell close to the Zagazig University Hospital adjacent to Morsy’s home, forcing the evacuation of its patients.
Security forces were heavily deployed as an increasing number of protesters arrived in Zagazig and gathered in front of the faculty of medicine close to the university hospital.
More than 20 protesters had to be hospitalized due to suffocation from the tear gas.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm