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So Much for Peace: 20 Killed in Egypt Uprising Anniversary Protests

Egypt Independent   in 
January 26, 2015

Egyptian police arrested 516 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood during violence that erupted as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its January 25 uprising, the interior minister said Monday.

“Yesterday, we arrested 516 elements from the Muslim Brotherhood group who were involved in firing ammunition, planting explosives and bombing some facilities,” Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told a press conference in Cairo.

The authorities have engaged in a bloody crackdown targeting the Muslim Brotherhood since former army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, in July 2013.

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