18 April 2014

Egypt: Police Disband Brotherhood Marches in Various Cities

Cairo — Security forces dispersed several pro-Muslim Brotherhood marches in various Egyptian cities on Friday using teargas bombs.

Security forces in Alexandria disbanded a march for Brotherhood supporters in Abu Seliman area, head of Alexandria's investigations unit, Major General Nasser al-Abd, told Aswat Masriya.

Police forces arrested 10 Brotherhood supporters and referred them to prosecution on charges of demonstrating without authorisation and taking part in acts of violence, Abd stated.

In Suez, an eyewitness said that clashes broke out between pro-Brotherhood demonstrators and security forces on the Nile and Geish streets in al-Arba'een Square after noon prayer.

The protesters hurled fireworks at police forces, which then retaliated by tear-gassing them.

In Sharqiya, scores of Brotherhood supporters staged a demonstration while chanting against the police and the army.

Security forces arrested five Brotherhood supporters for assaulting a policeman in Sharqiya's Asher Men Ramadan City.

Police forces tear-gassed dozens of pro-Brotherhood protesters in Gharbiya after they had marched in Botros area after noon prayer while chanting anti-police slogans and hurling stones at cars.

In Fayoum, security forces tear-gassed several Brotherhood demonstrations in Fayoum before they marched across the city.

Scores also marched in Qaliubiya, Damietta and Monofeya and chanted against the army and the police.

The demonstrations come in light of rallies which the National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called for.

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