Police arrest 18 protesters in Gharbiya

Police arrest 18 protesters in Gharbiya

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Tue, 12/02/2013 - 19:19

Security forces on Monday arrested 18 people in Tanta in Gharbiya Governorate during demonstrations marking the second anniversary of President Hosni Mubarak stepping down.

“They threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the police,” said Gharbiya Security Director Hatem Othman. “We had to answer with tear gas.”

In Mahalla, eight protesters were released after being arrested Friday on charges of storming the municipality building.

Cities in Gharbiya in Nile Delta have witnessed frequent clashes between protesters and security forces since 25 January, the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution's beginnings.

Edited translation from MENA