Residents, police clash on Egyptian isle


Photographs by AP Photo/Mostafa Darwish

People carry the body of Sayed Tafshan, who died during clashes between security forces and residents of al-Waraq island, on the southern fringes of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Egypt's Health Ministry said one person was killed and 19 injured in clashes after police attempted to remove illegal buildings on state land on the island. Egypt's Interior Ministry said 31 policemen were injured.

CAIRO -- Egyptian police on Sunday fired tear gas to disperse a rock-pelting crowd of residents defending their homes on a Nile River island against bulldozers sent by the government to demolish illegally built dwellings. The clashes left one person dead and 50 others injured.

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