The Latest: Egypt: 1 killed in clashes with police in Cairo | World – California News

The Latest: Egypt: 1 killed in clashes with police in Cairo | World – California News

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on events in Egypt (all times local):

Egypt’s Health Ministry says one person has been killed and 19 injured in clashes between police and residents of a Nile river island in Cairo.

Sunday’s clashes began when police attempted to remove illegal buildings on state land on al-Waraq island on Cairo’s northern fringes.

Earlier, the Interior Ministry said 31 policemen were injured in the clashes. It said residents attacked the police with birdshot guns and rocks and the police responded with tear gas.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is spearheading a nationwide campaign to end illegal use of state land. Police and army troops have for weeks been daily demolishing buildings or commercial facilities illegally built or operating without a license.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says 31 policemen have been injured in clashes with residents of a Nile river island in Cairo.

A ministry statement said Sunday’s clashes began when police attempted to remove illegal buildings on state land on al-Waraq island on Cairo’s southern fringes.

It said residents attacked the police with birdshots guns and rocks. The police responded with tear gas.

Illegal use of state land is widely common in Egypt, as well as building on agrarian land in violation of the law.

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