Egypt arrests 111 'rioters' during Friday protests

111 people have been arrested during Friday protests in several Egyptian provinces.

Egypt arrests 111 'rioters' during Friday protests

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Interior Ministry said that 111 "rioters" had been arrested during Friday protests in several Egyptian provinces.

In a statement, the ministry said 16 "rioters" had been detained in possession of Molotov cocktails, bladed weapons and sticks in the coastal city of Alexandria.

The ministry added that a number of Molotov cocktails and flares had been seized inside a mosque in the canal city of Suez.

The demonstrators staged fresh protests on Friday, one day before the third anniversary of the January 25 uprising that ended the 30-year rule of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Supporters of the military have announced plans to celebrate the anniversary in Cairo's Tahrir Square – the epicenter of the 2011 uprising.

Anti-coup activists, for their part, intend to mark the occasion with the launch of a new "revolutionary wave" against last July's ouster of democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi by the army.

Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2014, 18:00
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