Police Disperses Minor Protests Commemorating Mohamed Mahmoud Clashes – Source

Small protests broke out in Downtown Cairo on Wednesday commemorating the third anniversary of 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 told Aswat Masriya.

Security forces also arrested a number of protesters belonging to youth political movements following clashes with policemen, the source added. The movements included April 6 Youth Movement and the Revolutionary Socialists.

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