Pig farmers clash with police

Clashes erupted in Cairo on Sunday between Egyptian police and pig farmers who were trying to prevent their animals being taken away for slaughter, an AFP correspondent said.

Egypt began a mass cull of the nation’s 250,000 pigs on Saturday, despite the World Health Organisation saying there was no evidence the animals were transmitting swine flu to humans.

No cases of swine flu, or influenza A(H1N1), have been reported in the Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world.

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