CAIRO: Dozens of Revolution Way Front supporters organized a protest Saturday at the Journalists Syndicate to demand the release of political prisoners, an end to the 2013 Protest Law and the restructuring of the Ministry of Interior, Youm7 reported.
Protesters held posters of detainees, signs reading “Freedom for the brave” and “Freedom for Mahinour” in reference to jailed activist Mahinour El-Masry.
Many protesters were members of political movements, and came from groups like April 6 Democratic Front, Revolution Way Front, Revolutionary Socialists and the Moqawem Movement. Political activists Ahmed Harara and Alaa Abdel Fatah joined the protest along with former presidential candidate Khaled Ali.
“The protest moved from the Journalists Syndicate to Talaat Harb Square. Street vendors started throwing rocks, glass bottles and sticks at us. It is known that street vendors are controlled by the police, especially because there was a police force in Talaat Harb Square,” Sherif el-Rouby, a member of the April 6 Democratic Front told The Cairo Post.
Youm7 reported that clashes started between street vendors and the protesters after the latter tore banners supporting presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Additional reporting by Eslam Saeed and Ibrahim Saeed.