Twenty killed in Cairo protest: medic

AFP News2 May 2012
Egyptian protesters beat a man who they accused of attacking them in the Abbassiya district in Cairo
Egyptian protesters beat a man who they accused of attacking them in the Abbassiya district in Cairo. Twenty people were killed in clashes as attackers stormed an anti-military protest near the defence ministry in Cairo, medics said

Twenty people were killed in clashes as attackers stormed an anti-military protest near the defence ministry in the Egyptian capital on Wednesday, medics said.

A doctor at a field hospital set up in the area said 20 people were killed and dozens injured.

The protesters, supporters of Salafist politician Hazem Abu Ismail, had been camped out since Saturday after the electoral commission barred the popular hardline Islamist from contesting next month's presidential election.