The Ministry of Interior has accused the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of killing two protesters after a court ruling dropped charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, interior minister Habib Al-Adli and his aides on Saturday.
Ali Al-Demerdash, the Minister of Interior’s assistant for security stated that the 3,000 protesters gathered peacefully on Saturday night at Abdel-Moneim Riyad square near October bridge, before members of the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrated the protests and engaged with security forces with fire arms and rifles.
On Saturday, demonstrators gathered close to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest the court decision which dismissed charges against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak for killing protesters during the 25 January revolution.
Clashes reportedly occurred when protesters engaged with “unknown persons” close to Abdel-Meneim Ryad Square, with stones and bottles being thrown.
The clashes resulted in the death of Rami Ahmed, 24 , and Tamer Salah, 29 , who were shot by MB members, according to Al-Demerdash.
Mubarak, 87, was exonerated of ordering the killing of protesters at the start of the nationwide uprising in January 2011. Former interior minister Habib Al-Adli and six of his aides also had the charges against them dropped.
The verdict sparkled a wave of anti-Mubarak protests near the January 25 uprising’s iconic Tahrir square.