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Violence continues in Egypt's clashes amid condemnation

(Xinhua)

09:17, December 19, 2011

Protestors stand in front of a wall built by troops to separate them from protesters, during clashes with riot police in central Cairo on Dec. 18, 2011 for the third straight day of violence. (Xinhua/Ahmad Radi)

CAIRO, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of 103 security force members and three officers were injured when protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails in downtown Cairo on Sunday, the third consecutive day of violent clashes in the capital of Egypt.

Security forces established a new barricade to prevent protestors from reaching government buildings.

Some security force members threw stones from the rooftop of the Scientific Building that was attacked and set fire on Saturday to keep away protesters, who fled the scene carrying slogans against the use of force.

According to the latest statistics from Health Ministry, the clashes have left 10 protesters dead and 505 others injured, 81 of whom are still in hospital.

More than 200 suspects were arrested over the past two days and they were questioned over involvement in the incidents, official news agency MENA reported.

Secretary General of Arab League (AL) Nabil al-Arabi expressed on Sunday his deep regret over the violent acts Egypt was witnessing.

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