Update: Detainees in Syrian embassy clashes released on bail

The public prosecution released on bail Friday 20 suspects accused of inciting Wednesday night’s clashes at the Syrian Embassy in Cairo.

The suspects were each ordered to pay LE500 for bail. Three journalists and two children detained in connection with the clashes had been released Thursday evening.

The suspects were arrested during clashes between Central Security Forces and protesters who allegedly attempted to storm the embassy and post the Free Syrian Army flag on it. Protesters reportedly threw rocks at security forces, who fired tear gas.

The incident took place following the death of the Syrian defense minister and two other top officials in a Damascus bombing.

Qasr al-Nil prosecution said 14 people were injured in the clashes, including eight soldiers.

The prosecution demanded an inventory of the damages to public and private property and accused the suspects of assaulting security personnel and inciting violence.

Preliminary inspections indicate that the glass façade of the embassy was broken during the clashes.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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