Egypt: Protesters, Police Clash Outside Israeli Embassy

Scores of protesters in Cairo clash with Egyptian security forces in front of the Israeli embassy. They were gathering to urge Egypt to cut ties with Israel and also show support for the Palestinians’ Third Intifada. As tensions grew, security forces used live rounds, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. According to Egyptian officials over 10 protesters were injured and 30 arrested.

Produced by Ian Lee for the Daily News Egypt, 15 May 2011.  Cf. Tamim Elyan, “Rafah Convoys Turned Back, Activists Protest at Israeli Embassy” (Daily News Egypt, 15 May 2011).