Egyptian police fire tear gas, arrest 25 people commemorating 2011 protests

November 19, 2014 7:59 PM

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Egyptian police fire tear gas, arrest 25 people commemorating 2011 protests

CAIRO (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and arrested 25 people on Wednesday in central Cairo where hundreds had gathered to commemorate dozens of protesters killed by security forces in 2011, Egypt's interior ministry told state news agency MENA.

The rally was a rare sign of defiance against strict protest laws imposed by the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who has also allowed military courts to try civilians in a crackdown that began with Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

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