Egypt Independent

Health Ministry: 18 injured in clashes on Friday

At least 18 protesters were injured in clashes on Friday across the nation, including two in Tahrir Square, Health Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Amr told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The two protesters were transferred to Qasr al-Aini Hospital, Amr added. No deaths have been reported.

One protester was also injured outside the presidential palace in Heliopolis and was then transferred to Mansheyet al-Bakry Hospital, Amr reported.

Twelve protesters were injured in Alexandria during clashes between pro and anti-Morsy protesters, and were transferred to Ras al-Tien Hospital, according to the ministry.

In Mahalla al-Kubra in Gharbiya, three were injured and transferred by private car to Mahalla Public Hospital.

Typical injuries included cuts, bruises and fractures, Amr said.

The Ministry of Health announced that 35 protesters were injured from Thursday evening into Friday afternoon in the course of ongoing clashes on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, bringing the total injured to 187 cases since the clashes began on Monday evening.

Twenty-four protesters injured in those clashes are still receiving treatment in the hospital.

Ministry of Health spokesperson Ahmed Omar said the one protester was injured with a bird shot in his eye on Mohamed Mahmoud and was transferred to Mounira Hospital.

Khaled al-Khatib, acting director of the central administration for urgent and critical care, said that 10 injured protesters were transferred to Mounira Public Hospital, three to the Coptic Hospital and two to Sayed Galal Hospital. Others were also transferred to Qasr al-Aini, Ain Shams, Ahmed Maher, Helal, Demerdash, Hussein al-Gamei and Zahraa al-Gamei hospitals.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm