CAIRO — A group of about 30 protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows after a day of demonstrations outside the building in which crowds swinging sledge hammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy's security wall.
Hundreds of protesters converged on the embassy throughout the afternoon and into the night, tearing down large sections of the graffiti-covered security wall outside the 21-story building housing the embassy. Egyptian security forces made no attempt for hours to intervene.
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Protesters tear down a concrete wall built in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo Sept. 9. Activists on Friday tore down the wall, built around a building housing the embassy in Cairo to protect it against demonstrators, witnesses said.
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Protesters use a light pole to knock down a concrete wall built in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo September 9. Activists on Friday tore down the wall, built to protect it from demonstrators, witnesses said.
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Egyptian protesters wave Egyptian flags after climbing up to an apartment affiliated with the Israeli Embassy and taking the Israeli flag down, in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 9. Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the building housing the embassy, breaking down a concrete wall meant to protect the building.The protesters were angered over the killing of five Egyptian policemen on the border with Israel.
Protesters are seen among flaming vehicles outside the building housing the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 9. Hundreds of Egyptian protesters, some swinging hammers and others using their bare hands, tore down parts of a graffiti-covered security wall outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday. Thousands elsewhere protested for the first time in a month against the country's military rulers.