Police forces dispersed on Tuesday night a gathering of dozens of individuals in the city of Met Al-Salsel in Daqahlia who protested legal procedures against a man who is currently detained on charges of killing both of his children last week.
Moreover, the police forces used tear gas to disperse the gathering, according to local media reports.
The detained man confessed in a video published by the Ministry of Interior, that he killed his two children by throwing them into the Nile.
According to eyewitnesses, the protesting crowd chanted that the defendant is innocent. They added that the crowd gathered at the defendant’s house and then headed to the police station.
However, the police intervened and prevented the crowd and arrested around 30 suspects.
No injuries were reported.
The detained man was arrested days after the Eid Al-Adha. At first, media outlets reported contradicting narratives of the father’s testimonies.