Two soldiers wounded, 10 protesters arrested in clashes near Morsy home

Two soldiers wounded, 10 protesters arrested in clashes near Morsy home

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Sat, 08/12/2012 - 23:38

Security forces arrested ten protesters and two soldiers were wounded in clashes in front of the home of President Mohamed Morsy in Sharqiya on Saturday. 

Protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails, which security forces returned with heavy tear gas.  

In the side streets around Morsy's home, protesters and security sources engaged in hit-and-run operations.

There have been heavy security forces in the area since clashes first broke out earlier this week, including armored vehicles.

The ten detained demonstrators were taken to the Directorate of Security, which referred them to prosecution.

Meanwhile, a source at the nearby Al-Gamaa Hospital said that the management had sent several messages to local security officials, asking them to stop firing tear gas, after several tear gas canisters fell in the hospital causing distress to the patients.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm