Saturday Aug 16, 201401:54 AM GMT
More anti-govt. protest held in Egypt
Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:53AM
Karim Gamal el-Deen, Press TV, Cairo
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  • Fresh anti-government protests have been held in Egypt. Protesters marked the first anniversary of the Rabaa and Nahda massacres which left over a thousand supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi dead in August last year.
Protestors took to the streets across Egypt for the second day in a row to commemorate the memories of those killed by security forces in a brutal crackdown on two protest camps in Rabaa and Nahda squares in Cairo last year.
Violent clashes erupted in a number of places between protestors and security forces in Cairo and Giza, resulting in the death of a number of protestors after security forces used tear gas and rubber pellets. Several police cars were set ablaze by angry demonstrators in capital Cairo. Protestors chanted against President Abdel Fatah El Sisi for what they view as his role in ousting country’s first-democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. Six protestors and one policeman were killed in similar protests yesterday. Meanwhile, A recent video released on the anniversary of Raba'a showed a number of men who call themselves 'Helwan Brigades' with weapons in a Cairo street were they said that they are done with peaceful methods of protest, and that they will take arms in response to the crackdown and violations committed by Egyptian Security Forces. The video sparked concern that more organized militancy would be acting out in Cairo. In Response, the Minister of Interior issued an order to analyze the video and arrest those who appeared in it. More than a year after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the army, his supporters are still facing a heavy crackdown that costs lives every time they hold a peaceful demonstration.
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