Alexandria, 9 Rabiul Awwal 1434/21 January 2013 (MINA) – Demonstrators threw rocks as police used tear gas to disperse protesters outside a courthouse in the port city of Alexandria on January 20, 2013, Press TV reported as quoted by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).
Egyptian police have clashed with demonstrators outside a courthouse in the port city of Alexandria where several police officers are being tried for killing protesters during the 2011 revolution.
On Sunday, the clashes broke out after a judge investigating the killing of the protesters said he was transferring the case to another court.
The police fired tear gas at the protesters to disperse them who threw rocks at the security forces.
The demonstrators later raided the court and set fire to legal papers and documents inside the premises.
The Egyptians launched a revolution against the pro-Israeli regime of Hosni Mubarak in January 2011, which eventually brought an end to his 30-year-long dictatorship in February 2011.
Around 900 protesters died during the revolution. Official figures say that about 300 protesters were killed in Alexandria alone. (T.R-014/R-006)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)