Agence France-PresseMarch 10, 2013 08:30
Egypt's interior minister pleaded on Sunday for an end to "rumours" of police abuse, saying his forces had never fired a single shot at protesters since the start of the 2011 uprising.
Mohammed Ibrahim, who is facing an unprecedented strike by thousands of police officers across the country calling for his resignation, told reporters the media was waging an attack against the ministry and spreading lies.
"We are the ones being hit with stones. We are the ones being hit with live bullets... this is putting too much psychological pressure on officers," Ibrahim said.