Cairo, Nov 27:10: Peaceful protests in Egypt's capital city met with violent supression from the riot police. Alleged of manhandling civilians, which also included women, the military launched one of the highest profile action against non-Islamist protesters since July 3.
The act of abrasion by the police has further raised apprehensions pertaining the military-backed government that ousted the Morsi government. It is alleged that civilians alone did not bear the brunt during the protests on Tuesday. Activists and well-known dignitaries were groped by plain-clothed police and shoved into police vans. Close to 60 people were detained.
The protests were held, following a law announced on Sunday, to counter revolution and protests by Islamists. The law forbid any human gathering exceeding 10 people, especially at places of worship, leading to resistance and revolution.
As protestors gathered in downtown in Cairo on Tuesday, demanding an end to military trials of civilians, the military fired water cannons, beating men as well as the women.
Egyptian police fire water cannons to disperse a protest by secular anti-government activists in Cairo, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities.
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold a banner showing pictures for what they said "martyrs of Rabaah massacre" and raise posters of four raised fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest in Cairo.
An anti-government protester holds a gun during clashes with Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi supporters near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Egypt's revolutionary activists, relatively muted since the country's July coup, showed a new vigor Tuesday, scuffling with supporters of the military-backed government and wrecking a state memorial dedicated to protesters killed in the country's nearly three years of turmoil, only hours it was inaugurated in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
A supporter of Egyptian club Al Ahly kicks a damaged police vehicle during clashes outside a stadium ahead of the African Champions League final in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. A police car was damaged in the clashes before Al Ahly was due to host South Africa's Orlando Pirates in the second leg of the club championship decider.