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Hundreds protest at High Court against Morsi, police, and military

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Protest at the High Court (Photo By Ahmed AlMalky/DNE

Protest at the High Court (Photo By Ahmed AlMalky/DNE

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the High Court Complex on Friday demanding the “trial of the regime” and to protest police brutality.

The protest, which initially started with dozens of protesters on the steps of the court complex that houses the Cassation Court and the prosecutor general’s office, were against President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

A portion of the protests chanted in favour of the military to resume ruling the country. The group chanted against Morsi, the Brotherhood, Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdallah who Morsi appointed directly, and the Ministry of Interior.

A march composed of hundreds of younger protesters bearing flags of victims of police brutality under Morsi, most notably April 6 Youth Movement and Al-Dostour Party member Gaber “Jika” Salah, arrived at the protests later and chanted against the former ruling military council.

The two groups held verbal bouts with a predominately older crowd accusing the march of being pro-Muslim Brotherhood despite them also chanting against Morsi, while the younger protesters accused the older pro-military protesters of being remnants of the old regime.

While both groups chanted together against Morsi, the Brotherhood and its Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, Abdallah and the police, the older demonstrators refrained from chanting against the military and verbally attacked the other group for doing so.

The young protesters demanded the execution of former defence minister and military leader Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi and the rest of the former Supreme Council of Armed Forces for their alleged role in the Port Said massacre and other instances of the killing of protesters during their reign.

An emergency general assembly meeting of judges was scheduled for Friday at the High Court Complex to discuss the crisis between prosecutors and judges as well as Morsi-appointed Prosecutor General Abdallah. The meeting was still on-going at the time of reporting.

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Ahmed Aboulenein

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