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Hundreds arrested as violence spreads in Egypt

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hundreds arrested as violence spreads in Egypt


Egypt’s ruling military council has arrested 300 people and introduced an overnight curfew for the second night in a row following violent clashes in Cairo. Meanwhile, public anger has overflowed from Cairo into the city of Suez.

­Military prosecutors say 300 demonstrators, including nine journalists, will be held for 15 days pending investigation into the clashes in the Abbasiya district on Friday.

After hours of questioning, the arrested were charged with assaulting army officers, assembling in a military zone and preventing members of the security forces from carrying out their work. The accused denied all charges.... MORE
SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/egypt-elections-islamists-clashes-664/

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