News

Police Deployed Across Egypt to Crackdown on ‘Muslim Brotherhood Plot’, Dozens Arrested

Police Deployed Across Egypt to Crackdown on ‘Muslim Brotherhood Plot’, Dozens Arrested

A counter-protest held by government supporters in Alexandria on 11 November 2016 (Credit: Al-Masry Al-Youm)
A counter-protest held by government supporters in Alexandria on 11 November 2016 (Credit: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

At least eight people have been arrested in the northern Egyptian governorate Al-Beheira and up to 22 in Cairo as riot police took to the streets to prevent what the Ministry of Interior called a ‘Muslim Brotherhood plot’.

According to state media Al-Ahram, a number of protests had taken to the streets in Al-Beheira before being confronted by riot police who fired tear gas before arresting eight individuals for illegally demonstrating.

Meanwhile, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm 22 people were arrested in Cairo and Giza. However, it is unclear whether these individuals were directly involved in any protests.

Elsewhere in Egypt, protests called for largely failed to gain momentum. Tens of demonstrators spilled on the streets of Alexandria and Sharqiya. However, reports indicate these demonstrations failed to pick up pace.

Armed police at a counter-protest held by government supporters in Alexandria on 11 November 2016 (Credit: Al-Masry Al-Youm)
Armed police at a counter-protest held by government supporters in Alexandria on 11 November 2016 (Credit: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Counter protests in support of the Egyptian President broke out in Alexandria, with dozens chanting against anti-government protesters.

The protests had been organized by a Facebook group by the name ‘Movement of the Poor’. The group called on Egyptians to protest on 11 November against austerity measures taken by the Egyptian government. The group had also called for the return of former Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi.

Despite initially failing to gain attention, the protest event spread on social media in the past week.

However, all Egyptian political groups, save for the Muslim Brotherhood, distanced themselves and announced they would not be joining the protests.

Prices on goods in Egypt have recently been on the rise as a result of a lack in Egypt’s foreign currency reserves.

Return of Tourists? Thomas Cook to Operate 36 Weekly Flights to Egypt
In Photos: Egyptian Media Designer Captures Traces of 'Cairo in Berlin'

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Sisi Makes ‘First Step’ in Recognizing Armenian Genocide: ANCE

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 19, 2019

Uber Egypt Will Start Paying Value-Added Tax to Appease White Taxi Drivers

Nour EltiganiFebruary 19, 2019

Explosion Behind Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Photojournalist Shawkan’s Release Procedures Supposedly Underway

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Apple and Google Urged to Remove Saudi App ‘Absher’ for Tracking Women

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Egyptian Parliament Member Encourages Egyptian Students in Sudan to Come Back Home

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2019

Egypt’s New Capital to Be First ‘Cashless’ City in the Country

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2019

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Education Launch a Campaign For Anemia, Dwarfism and Obesity

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2019
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.