Anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud Street Protests

November 19, 2012 . By

Today marks the first anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Street protests which left over 40 people dead and pushed the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to announce a deadline for handing over power to a civilian government.

Clashes began on this year anniversary when protesters attempted to destroy a barrier which was erected in an effort to end last year’s violence. This prompted police response which led to escalation: three police conscripts and three protesters were injured.