- Posted February 5, 2013 by
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Protests in Egypt: Your experiences
Clashes ensued in Tanta, a city in the middle of the Nile Delta, soon after the funeral procession of Mohamed El Gendy, s Tanta native and a member of the Egyptian opposition group, Popular Current, who was tortured to death while in police custody. Many security vehicles packed with riot police lined up outside of the Tanta Security Directorate to prevent protesters from forcibly entering the premises. Tear gas soon enveloped the city as security forces gathered in droves to meet the charging protesters, and sirens and explosions could be heard in the distance. The protesters, armed with rocks and molotov cocktails, overtook one of the security vehicles and set it ablaze, but riot police soon fortified their positions and drove them away with an onslaught of tear gas. A pellet gun projectile can be seen ricocheting off a building in the final video clip.