Unidentified attackers have thrown petrol bombs at the tent encampment outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Rubber bullets were also fired at police at the scene. Officials and witnesses say 15 people were injured.
Protesters opposed to Egypt’s new Islamist-backed constitution have been camped outside Mohammed Mursi’s residence for weeks.
“It was a well-organised attack,” said a witness,“the attackers are well-known. They went for the clinic, that has been burnt to the ground. We know who these people are.”
The sit-in outside the palace was begun on the 4th of December by opponents of President Mohammed Morsi who want the new consitution annulled. The document has deeply polarised Egyptian society.
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