The Qasr Al-Nil Prosecutor’s Office ordered on Tuesday that 155 protestors be placed under 15 days’ preventive detention, after being arrested for their role in the 6 October demonstrations around Tahrir Square.
According to the prosecutor’s office, 164 were detained Monday, with nine having been released Tuesday.
Charges against them included rioting, “thuggery”, resisting authorities, destruction of public property, and possession of a weapon, among other charges.
On Sunday, 53 people were killed as a result of clashes that broke out in greater Cairo and a number of other governorates during the 40th anniversary of the October war.
The ministry said on Sunday that 243 were arrested in Cairo, following clashes on Ramses Street and in Al-Galaa Square. In Giza, the ministry added, 180 were arrested while in possession of automatic rifles and birdshot weapons, following clashes in Bein Al-Sarayat and Dokki.
The Misr Al-Hurreya (Free Egypt) Party released a statement Tuesday saying “the Brotherhood’s insistence on confrontation and challenging the entire population benefits those advocating a security state, which will gradually lead to the loss of the entire 25 January Revolution.”
The party, headed by Amr Hamzawy, added that “the strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood organisation in escalating confrontation and prolonging instability will increase the bloody state of polarisation in Egypt.”
The party also condemned the use of violence against security forces which led to the death of eight of its personnel in Sharqeya and South Sinai.
The 6 April Movement also condemned “the killing and instigation to violence committed by this regime,” in reference to the current government, stressing “the inevitability of just retribution against all killers – from Mubarak and his gang, to Tantawi and his Supreme Council for the Armed Forces, to Morsi and those of his Brotherhood – who acted outside the law.”
The movement then stated that they would not be “satisfied with less than full and just retribution for the martyrs – all the martyrs who gave their lives for the revolution. We follow them on the road – the road of the revolution.”