Morsi opponents attacked at presidential palace in Cairo
At least 14 people were injured Saturday when unknown assailants
attacked opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi who were camping outside the presidential palace in Cairo, health officials said, dpa reported.
|Who, oh who could they be...|
Around 30 unmasked attackers threw petrol bombs at the protesters' tents and fired pellets in the air outside the palace in the eastern Cairo quarter of Heliopolis, said witnesses. The injured included seven police officers who were on duty near the palace, the Interior Ministry said.
The state-run newspaper al-Ahram, citing a security official, said police were intensifying efforts to identify and arrest the assailants.
|Sorry boy, friendly fire...|
Morsi had left the palace before the attack, added al-Ahram, quoting a presidential source.
|"Any of youse guys see a bunch of polic ... er, assailants with petrol bombs?"|
"Nope, not a one."
The protesters have camped out near the palace for more than a month now, decrying a constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated constituent assembly and Morsi's insistence to put it up for a referendum.
|Roasted flesh makes him nauseous...|
Posted by: Steve White 2013-01-13