CAIRO: A total of 30 people were ordered jailed for four days Tuesday pending investigations over illegal protesting in Matariya, northern Cairo, Youm7 reported.
The prosecution accused the detainees of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a “terrorist organization” in Egypt, inciting violence against state institutions, blocking roads and rioting.
On Monday, 30 people were arrested in the blue-collar neighborhood after the police spotted them getting out of a bus to “stage protests and chaos,” a security source told Youm7.
The 30 people had arrived from Qalyubia, the Delta, to demonstrate in Matariya, an area of clashes between Islamist protesters and the police, according to Youm7.
On the fourth anniversary of the Jan. 25 Revolution last year, Matariya witnessed the deaths of 12 people in clashes with the police Jan. 24-26, 2015. The police claimed the protesters were not locals of the district.
On the fifth anniversary of the revolution Monday, 60 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested in Cairo over “stirring chaos,” according to Youm7. Four alleged militants were killed in raids on their homes in 6th of October City, Beni Suef and Giza’s town of Kerdasa.