Saturday, November 29, 2014

One Dead After Egyptian Security Forces Disperse Mubarak Verdict Protest
Protest against Mubarak verdict in Egypt.
Ahram Online, Saturday 29 Nov 2014

One has been confirmed dead and 8 injured according to Health Ministry spokesperson Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar after Egyptian security forces dispersed over 3,000 protesters who had gatherednear Tahrir Square on Saturday evening to protest a court verdict that dropped charges against Hosni Mubarak of killing protesters.

At 8:30PM, security forces fired water cannons at protesters then teargas and birdshot, according to an Ahram Online reporter at the scene.

Tanks also rushed the protesters who were gathered in Abdel-Moneim Riad square near Tahrir.

The Director of Security for Cairo governorate told Aswat Masriya that police arrested 85 protesters.

Earlier on Saturday, Cairo Criminal Court acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak, the former interior minister and top security chiefs of charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising. Mubarak, his two sons Alaa and Gamal, and businessman Hussein Salem were also acquitted of corruption charges related to the export of natural gas to Israel at below-market prices.

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