Police clash with protesters in Egypt, several wounded

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Egyptian security forces have clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the northern Nile Delta provinces of Sharqiya and Beheira.

On Wednesday, the Egyptian riot police fired teargas canisters and birdshots at the supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement who were holding rallies in the cities of Minya al-Qamh and Kafr al-Dawar, situated in Sharqiya and Beheira, respectively. Several protesters sustained injuries and two were arrested during the police attack.

Protesters also called for the release of political prisoners inside detention facilities and downfall of the “military rule.”

Security forces also raided the houses of anti-government activists in Beheira and busted several people in the early hours of Thursday.

Similar demonstrations were also held in capital Cairo and several other provinces across the country.

Despite a massive security and judicial crackdown that has led to the killing and wounding of thousands, and the imprisonment of tens of thousands, anti-government protests in Egypt have gone unabated for over two years now.

puppet Morsi was toppled on July 3, 2013 in a military coup led by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the country’s current president and the then army commander.

The UN Human Rights Council has repeatedly voiced concern over the Egyptian security forces’ heavy-handed crackdown and the killing of peaceful anti-government protesters.

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