Death in Wadi al-Jadid

by Matthew Shaffer

 

Today protests were sustained and calm in Tahrir square, but spread to new locations, including Wadi al-Jadid. For the past two hours there have been reports of violent confrontations there, and now, a death: 

Al Jazeera reports: 

Attributing the information to Egyptian security officials, Reuters reports that several protesters suffered gunshot wounds and one was killed when 3,000 protesters took to the streets.

AFP news agency reportes three dead and 100 are wounded in the clashes that have been going on for two days. The protesters, said the report, retaliated:

The furious mob responded by burning seven official buildings, including two police stations and a police barracks, a court house and the local headquarters of President Hosni Mubarak’s ruling National Democratic Party.

Iran’s PressTV, meanwhile, [reports] that three protesters have been killed and hundreds have been wounded.