CAIRO: A memorial that the Armed Forces established in Rabaa al-Adaweya square was torched Wednesday early evening during a protest calling for the “downfall of the military regime,” as shown in videos and pictures circulated on social media.
Police forces dispersed the protest with tear gas and placed checkpoints in the area to arrest perpetrators, El-Watan News reported.
Nine months have passed since the police dispersed a large pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in in the square on Aug. 14, killing hundreds. The military renovated the square after the dispersal and revamped the Rabaa al-Adaweya Mosque, which was severely damaged by arson during the forced evacuation. It also built the memorial as a sign of the “unity” of the military, the police and the people.