In Pictures: Protesters surround the High Court
Demonstrating against arrest orders issued against high profile activists
Cheers erupted in front of the High Court building on Tuesday as political activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fatah was released after turning himself in earlier that day amidst a crowd of 200 protesters.
Abdel Fatah arrived with his wife and infant son to the High Court Complex, which doubles as the prosecutor general’s office, amid cheers of support from the crowd who chanted “Oh Alaa, your imprisonment will free this country”.
The prosecution on Monday issued arrest warrants for Abdel Fatah and four other activists as well as summoning a sixth for questioning over accusations of inciting violence against Muslim Brotherhood members ahead of the Friday clashes in front the group’s Moqattam headquarters.
Photos by: Emily Crane and Mohamed Omar