Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Police Teargas Protesters By Abdeen Court

Police forces fired teargas to disperse a protest by Abdeen Court in downtown on Saturday.

The protesters had gathered to show solidarity for April 6 founder Ahmed Maher as he handed himself in to the authorities.

Egypt's prosecutor-general had ordered that Maher, Alaa Abdel Fattah and others be arrested and detained for four days for calling for a protest without permission from the authorities.

A law passed recently compels Egyptian protesters to obtain permission from the police three days prior to their demonstration.

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