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Friday, 23 January 2015 05:02

Egyptian forces, protesters clash in Cairo

Scuffles have broken out between Egyptian security forces and a group of demonstrators protesting against a court ruling to release the two sons of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak pending a corruption retrial.

 

According to Press TV, on Thursday, scores of protesters gathered at Talaat Harb Square, which is located near the iconic Liberation Square, in the capital, Cairo, and chanted slogans against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and other military-backed authorities.

Clashes erupted between the protesters and Egyptian security forces after the latter attacked the demonstrators and fired teargas to disperse them. 

Earlier in the day, an Egyptian court ordered the release of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak from a prison in Cairo. Judicial sources said the brothers were set free because they had already served the maximum pretrial detention period.

MG

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