Police Arrests 14 On Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes’ 3rd Anniversary

Police forces arrested 14 “vandals” following clashes with protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to commemorate the third anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, a security official of Qasr al-Nil police said.

Mohamed al-Sayed, head of Qasr al-Nil investigations department, added to Aswat Masriya that those arrested were transferred to the Cairo Security Headquarters.

Small protests broke out in Downtown Cairo on Wednesday commemorating the third anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes.

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.

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.

Source : Aswat Masriya