June 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM (BD Time)
20 June, 2013 Thursday
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At least one person was killed and several others injured in clashes that have broken out near the Egyptian Defense Ministry building in Cairo.
Protester killed, several injured in Cairo clashes
. Press TV
The clashes, which are said to be ongoing, erupted early Sunday between Egyptian security forces and protesters after hundreds from the latter group camped outside the Defense Ministry building on Friday night, demanding the dissolution of the presidential election committee.
The angry protesters first took to the streets on Friday in protest at the election committee's decision to ban the two candidates of Egypt's Islamic parties from running in the presidential race.
The demonstrators called for the reinstatement of the disqualified candidates and the overhaul of election law.
The protesters further condemned the Supreme Electoral Committee for allowing former Premier Ahmed Shafiq to enter the race along with 12 other hopefuls listed by the electoral commission.
This is while Shafiq had been disqualified Tuesday after the Supreme Council of Armed Forces approved a law barring Mubarak ministers from seeking office. But the electoral committee restored his qualification on Wednesday.
Egypt's electoral commission earlier disqualified the Muslim Brotherhood's prime candidate, Khairat al-Shater. Salafi nominee Hazem Abu Ismail was also banned from the May polls along with seven others.
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