Egypt protesters throw petrol bombs at presidential palace
Friday, February 01, 2013 - 01:03
Feb. 1 - Demonstrators hurl petrol bombs at Egypt's presidential palace and police fire water canon and tear gas as night falls in Cairo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi hurled petrol bombs at his palace on Friday as protesters returned to the streets of Egypt demanding his overthrow after the deadliest violence of his seven months in power.
Youths threw about two dozen petrol bombs and launched fireworks at the outer wall of the presidential compound in Cairo as night fell and thousands of peaceful demonstrators had dispersed.
Police fired water cannon and tear gas at the crowd. The roof of a building in the compound appeared to catch fire.
The head of the Republican Guard, which protects the palace, condemned the attack and what he described as attempts to climb the compound walls and storm one of its gates. In a statement to the state news agency, he urged the protesters to keep their demonstration peaceful.
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