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Friday, 9 September 2011

Egypt protester tears down Israel embassy flag

riday, September 9, 2011 10:36:33 PM

CAIRO - An Egyptian protester Friday night took down the flag at the Israeli embassy atop a Cairo highrise after protesters destroyed a protective wall outside the building, AFP reported.
Egyptian activists burn a depiction of an Israeli flag as they demolish a concrete wall built around a building housing the Israeli embassy in Cairo, Egypt, to protect it against demonstrators, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.

        He threw the flag, only recently hung after a protester clambered up the building last month and tore it off, down to the street as thousands of protesters cheered him on.
        Last month, protester Ahmed Shehat became a national hero after he climbed up the embassy and replaced its flag with an Egyptian one during a protest denouncing Israel for the deaths of five Egyptian policemen on the border.
        The policemen were killed on August 18 as Israeli troops chased militants along the border after a series of ambushes in the Negev desert that killed eight Israelis.

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