Egypt Independent

13 arrested for marking anniversary of 2011 bloody clashes



Thirteen people were arrested Saturday for marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising's bloody clashes between protesters and police near the Interior Ministry.
 
According to a statement by the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR), the activists were accused of staging unlicensed protests, hampering traffic and being in “possession of banners” during a vigil that marked the clashes at Mohamed Mahmoud Street which left at least 42 dead.
 
The six-day protests in 2011 condemned the policies of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the Interior Ministry violence against sit-ins at nearby Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 revolt against former president Hosni Mubarak.