20 February 2013

Egypt: Interior Minister - We Have Nothing to Do With Political Conflicts

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim said police forces don't not resist any peaceful demonstrations or Marches, adding the police will not intercept any demonstrator or sitter in who expresses himself peacefully.

He said police troops dealt with riot incidents in the vicinity of Ittihadiya and Koubbeh Republican Palaces with maximum self restraint.

He said police troops were showered with bird shots and Moltove cocktails and reacted with water hoses, and tear gas bombs to keep demonstrators out of the two palaces.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday 19/2/2013, Ibrahim said the Ministry of Interior stands at equal distance from all political powers and currents, urging all powers to keep the police out of political conflicts so as to devote more efforts to maintaining security and stability in the Egyptian street.

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