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Protesters brought down the wall on Kasr El-Ini Street off Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Thursday afternoon.
Earlier in the day, Egyptian riot police used tear gas with tens of protesters who tried to bring down the cement wall that bans protesters from reaching the Egyptian Parliament and Cabinet Council building.
Tens of protesters fainted from smoke inhalation and three policemen were injured and transferred to a nearby hospital as a result of the clashes, Ahram Arabic news website reported.
The wall was built in November 2012 during Cairo's downtown Mohamed Mahmoud's commemoration where clashes took place between Egypt's Central Security Forces (CSF) and protesters.
Around 47 peaceful protesters were killed in November 2012 during prolonged street clashes that erupted after Egypt's CSF violently dispersed a sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (El-Ahram)
Army vehicles brought concrete blocks and a crane to rebuild the concrete wall on Qasr al-Aini Street ripped apart by protesters earlier on Thursday.
Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that the Interior Ministry asked the army to help rebuild the wall. Army officers were seen talking to police officers at the scene.
The Interior Ministry also deployed armored vehicles to the area with crowd control barricades and tear gas canisters, in anticipation of further clashes between protesters and the police forces. Clashes died down earlier in the afternoon after some protesters organized a human shield to separate the two sides.
Earlier in the afternoon, security used tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators, while protesters responded with stones and Molotov cocktails.The two sides threw stones and tear gas canisters at each other. Some protesters suffered from the effects of the tear gas and were taken to the field hospital in Tahrir on motorcycles. They chanted: "The people want to bring down the regime," and "The Interior [Ministry] are thugs." Some of the protesters set up wooden towers in the square, saying they would use them for surveillance. The demolition began at dawn, leading to sporadic clashes throughout the morning near the Shura Council on both sides of the concrete barrier. Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm