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Dozens hospitalized as Egyptian youth, police clash

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Protesters are seen in front of smoke after burning a police booth in front of the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday, June 29. Police in central Cairo fired tear gas on Wednesday at hundreds of mainly young stone-throwing Egyptians demanding that trials of former senior officials from the discredited Mubarak era proceed faster. Clashes broke out late on Tuesday in an area of the capital where some families of the more than 840 people killed in the uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in February held an event to honor those dead.


A protester takes cover during clashes with riot police in front of the Interior Ministry in Cairo.

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Egyptian protesters use a liberated riot police gear for protection during clashes with security forces, unseen at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday.

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A protester runs away from tear gas in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Wednesday.

msnbc news services report: 

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces clashed for a second day in Cairo with hundreds of youths demanding that the country's military rulers speed up prosecution of police officers accused of brutality during mass protests that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down. More than 1,000 people were injured in the fighting at Tharir Square, a senior official said.

In scenes reminiscent of the 18-day uprising that ousted Mubarak early this year, riot police deployed around the Interior Ministry building fired in the air or used tear gas as demonstrators threw rocks and firebombs. Continue reading.