Hundreds storm Egyptian state security headquarters

05.03.2011                      29.Adar l, 5771

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Hundreds storm Egyptian state security headquarters

Protesters in Alexandria demanding abolition of state security throw petrol bombs at police, who fire back with live shots.

Some 200 protesters stormed Alexandria's state security headquarters after earlier clashes with police, gaining control of its lower floors and driving police officers to hide in the upper floors of the building. The protesters, who demand the abolition of state security, threw petrol bombs at police, who fired live shots at them, critically wounding a 26-year-old protester in the chest, witnesses said. He was taken to hospital.
"Many people hate the police force in state security because they are associated with torture," Sally Mekawi, a protester said….