Suspects detained over Alexandria, presidential palace clashes

Suspects detained over Alexandria, presidential palace clashes

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Sun, 10/02/2013 - 21:00

Prosecutors on Sunday ordered the detention of 11 suspects for four days pending investigations, on charges of clashing with police at the presidential palace. Meanwhile, authorities in Alexandria detained 31 protesters on charges of torching a police station during a demonstration.

For the presidential palace case, prosecutors requested videos recorded by surveillance cameras installed on the palace entrance gate.

The Alexandria public prosecutor ordered the detention of 31 protesters pending investigations Sunday, on charges of setting on fire the Sidi Gaber Police Station during Friday’s demonstration, violently clashing with security forces, disrupting public transport, inciting riots, and disturbing public order.

The clashes resulted in the injury of a police officer and six Central Security Forces recruits, and three police cars were destroyed.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm