Protesters throw down a wall that had been erected to protect the Israeli embassy. In addition, part of a building is on fire
A group of Egyptian protesters knocked down a wall of the Embassy of Israel in Cairo protests that left at least 448 wounded, while part of a building of the Ministry of Interior was burned, according to official news agency MENA.
Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand more changes in the democratic transition process experienced by the North African country.
The demonstration in the central Tahrir Square was uneventful until a large group of protesters arrived at the Israeli embassy to tear down a wall that had been built recently to protect the Israeli embassy.
With hammers, sticks and even their own hands, broke the barrier of about three feet high, until they finally relented and the security forces decided to intervene.
The provisional balance injured in clashes between police and protesters was 88 people, but over time the number increased.
Protests against this Embassy are carried out after that last August an Israeli attack on the Sinai border killed five Egyptian soldiers, which led to a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
The Israeli government has ordered an official apology and the Egyptian government summoned the Israeli ambassador in Cairo, while in the street, hundreds of Egyptians marched for days to ask for the severance of diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv.
The demolished wall was begun after these incidents to protect the Israeli embassy in future attacks.
On the other hand, the authorities said the fire started on the first floor of a building belonging to the Egyptian Interior Ministry is under control.
From the eve of the protest, the Military Council of the armed forces and warned that the government would respond to any aggression of the protesters, whom he blamed for what might happen.
A march organized by the liberal parties, secular and left to speed up the transition towards fans joined local football teams who were protesting the fighting they had with the police in a recent game.
Some of these groups marched today against the Interior Ministry headquarters, while others went to the Supreme Court of Justice and the Israeli Embassy,