Topic: New Crisis in Egypt
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CAIRO, February 2 (RIA Novosti) - One person was killed and 32 injured in protests that broke out late on Friday outside the presidential palace in Cairo, the deputy head of Egypt's ambulance service said on Saturday.
Ahmed al-Ansari said a 23-year-old protestor, who was injured in the chest in clashes with law-enforcers, succumbed to his injuries in hospital. A total of 32 people were taken to hospital with various injuries.
Earlier reports said a dozen of protestors were injured in the unrest that broke out outside the Al-Ittihadia palace in Cairo.
Violence began as some 50 protesters started attacking police cordons with stones, threw Molotov cocktails and launched fireworks at the outer wall of the presidential compound. Several trees inside the palace grounds caught fire.
Police used tear gas and water canons to disperse the crowd. They also broke up a camp of opposition members near the presidential residence.
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