UPDATED: BREAKING: Clashes break out at Ministry of Defence
Egypt's military police fired water cannons on protesters at 3:30pm Friday, after thousands-strong marches reached the army headquarters, in protest of the ruling military council.
Protesters responded with stones as clashes broke out. Some military police personnel were filmed on the Nile News state TV beating demonstrators with their batons.
The clashes between protesters and military police come after a Thursday press conference held by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) who warned people against protesting in front of military facilities, asking people instead to stay in Tahrir Square.
Sounds of live ammunition are heard outside the Ministry of Defense, reports Ahram Online journalist in the field, as the clashes continue between military police and protesters who marched to the army headquarters Friday afternoon.
Reuters news agency is reporting that Ministry of Health announced that one person has been killed and eight protesters have been injured as ambulances are seen arriving to the area.
In addition, State TV filmed several injured military police officers being carried away from the clashes.
Ahram Online journalist also reports that many of the injured being ferried from the frontline to safety on motorcycles, are bleeding from their faces.
Nile News also showed footage of a number of individuals are sheltering inside the walls of Ain Shams university and throwing stones from the inside.
A-Jazeera Arabic is showing the military police using water cannons on the crowds andthe continued exchanges of stone-throwing between both sides.
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