News

48 arrested on anniversary of Egypt’s Mohamed Mahmoud clashes

48 arrested on anniversary of Egypt’s Mohamed Mahmoud clashes
riot police walk in frong of graffiti depicting Bassem Mohsen along Mohamed Mahmoud during the third anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes. Credit: Reuters
riot police walk in frong of graffiti depicting Bassem Mohsen along Mohamed Mahmoud during the third anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes. Credit: Reuters

Police forces arrested 48 protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to commemorate the third anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, and transferred them to the Abdeen and Qasr al-Nil police stations in Downtown Cairo, a security source told Aswat Masriya.

Human rights lawyer Mahienour El Massry, and three others, were also arrested in Alexandria and sent to Raml police station, according to the “Free Mahienour” Facebook page. The page did not provide further details.

However, shortly after her arrest, Mahienour and three others, including her lawyer Mohamed Ramadan, were released, with no charges being levied against them.

Security forces cordoned Talaat Harb Square with armoured vehicles, eye-witnesses said. Police fired warning shots and dispersed protests around the square, a security source, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Aswat Masriya.

Protesters arrested belong to youth political movements including the April 6 Youth Movement and the Revolutionary Socialists, the source added.

Massry was released on September 21 following her lawyer’s appeal against a six-month sentence she was given for violating the protest law. She was arrested in May.

The Mohamed Mahmoud clashes erupted on November 19, 2011, stretching for five days. The clashes between security forces and protesters opposing the then-ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) were the deadliest since the January 2011 uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak. The clashes left almost 50 killed.

There Will Be No Disneyland in Egypt
Three children among 'many dead' after rocket attack in Egypt's Sinai

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Egypt to Develop 21 Desalination Plants in First Phase of Multibillion-Dollar Green Programme

Mona Abdou2 December 2022

Festivals Associated with the Journey of the Holy Family Now UNESCO Heritage

Mona Abdou1 December 2022

‘The Palestinian Cause Will Always Remain the Number One Arab Issue’: Sameh Shoukry

Marina Makary30 November 2022

Turkey, Egypt to Resume Diplomatic Relations and Hold Ministerial Meetings

Egyptian Streets29 November 2022

Egyptian Actress Menna Shalaby Released on Bail Over Suspected Drug Use

Egyptian Streets26 November 2022

Rainbow Colours Now Allowed at Qatar World Cup for Welsh Fans

Mona Abdou25 November 2022

Egypt Invited to Participate in Intergovernmental G20 Summit

Mona Abdou25 November 2022

Egyptian Parliament Health Committee Members to Donate Organs After Death

Egyptian Streets24 November 2022