January 26, 2011 / 7:45 PM / 9 years ago

Egypt protesters set fire to government building in Suez

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Protesters in Suez set a government building on fire and tried to burn down a local office of Egypt’s ruling party late on Wednesday, security sources and witnesses said.

Protesters threw petrol bombs at the National Democratic Party office but failed to set it alight. Police fired teargas to push the demonstrators back, they said.

Officials in the city in Egypt’s northeast ordered that shops be closed after incidents of looting were reported. Clashes with police left some 55 people injured, according to Reuters witnesses.

Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; editing by Alastair Macdonald

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