Egypt protesters say held 120 police 'attackers'

The anti-Mubarak protesters have been handing their detainees over to the army, official said.

Egypt protesters say held 120 police 'attackers'

The organisers of a protest against Egypt's government said they had detained 120 people carrying identities associating them with either the police or the ruling party, most of them caught while attacking the demonstrators.

Kamal Ismail, an official in a committee organising the protests, showed a Reuters journalist two identity cards confiscated on Thursday from men he said had tried to infiltrate the protest camp. One of them belonged to a police officer.

(Pro-Mubarak supporters are detained by anti-government demonstators at an underground metro station after being rounded up during clashes at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3.)

 

He said most of those detained had been overpowered by the protesters during confrontations that began on Wednesday afternoon when supporters of President Hosni Mubarak tried to force anti-Mubarak demonstrators from a central Cairo square.

The anti-Mubarak protesters have been handing their detainees over to the army, he said.

Reuters

Last Mod: 03 Şubat 2011, 12:56
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