News

Egypt’s Doctors Hold Nationwide Demonstrations Calling for Trial of Matareya Police

Egypt’s Doctors Hold Nationwide Demonstrations Calling for Trial of Matareya Police

FotorCreated

Doctors have staged demonstrations across Egypt to call for the trial of policemen who attacked doctors at the Matareya Teaching Hospital earlier this month and express their solidarity with the attacked doctors.

According to local media, the demonstrations were staged in several governorates, including Beheira, Beni Suef, Ismailiya, Assiut, Alexandria, Suez, Damanhour and the Red Sea. However, privately owned Al Shorouk reported that there have been no demonstrations in Al-Wadi Al-Gedid in southern Egypt.

While the demonstrations were of varying sizes, Al Shorouk and state owned Al Ahram have reported that some of the “symbolic” stands were short-lived and that doctors went back to work shortly after being photographed and interviewed.

Head of the Kafr El Sheikh Medical Association Dr. Amr Abu Samra told Al Ahram that doctors around the governorate participated in the silent protests for half an hour based on the decisions of the general assembly held in Cairo two weeks ago. Abu Samra also said that the purpose of the stand is to send a message of dissatisfaction that the doctors’ demands have not been met and that doctors are not going on strike in order to avoid harming citizens.

The syndicate had notified the Ministry of Interior of the planned demonstrations on Tuesday and requested that the ministry carry out the “necessary procedures” to ensure the doctors’ safety.

The demonstrations are the first of several “escalatory measures” decided upon during an emergency general assembly of the Doctors’ Syndicate in Cairo two weeks ago following the assault of two physicians, eight nurses and one security administrator at the Matareya Teaching Hospital.

Nine policemen attacked doctors Mohamed Abdelaziz and Ahmed El Sayed for refusing to falsify a policeman’s medical report. The policemen were held on charges for violence but later were released on bail, sparking widespread outrage.

Thus far, the syndicates for Egyptian lawyers, pharmacists, actors and engineers have each expressed their solidarity with the Doctors’ Syndicate and their demands.

Egypt Court Hands Novelist Ahmed Naje Two-Year Imprisonment Sentence for 'Violating Public Morals'
Egypt Religious Convoy to Spread ‘Moderation’ and ‘Renounce Violence and Terror’ in South Sinai

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

New Administrative Capital Will be Egypt’s First Smart City

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 15, 2018

Six Egyptians Selected Among Young Africans for Obama Leadership Program

Egyptian StreetsJuly 15, 2018

Egypt’s Two Female Weightlifters Win Gold Medals at IWF Junior World Championships

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 14, 2018

Qatar 2022 World Cup Date Moved to November-December

Egyptian StreetsJuly 14, 2018

New Draft Law Proposed by Parliament Member to Execute Child Kidnappers

Mirna AbdulaalJuly 13, 2018

Massive Explosion Reported Near Cairo Airport

Sara AhmedJuly 12, 2018

Hospitals Begin Playing Egyptian National Anthem

Mohamed MohsenJuly 12, 2018

Egyptians Need a “Pre-Visa” to Enter South Korea Starting October

Nancy AmmarJuly 11, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.