Police and lawyers clash at Nasr City police station
Clashes broke out in Nasr City between police officers and a number of lawyers on Friday after the lawyers attempted to storm a police station.
State-run news agency MENA reported that six lawyers and seven policemen were injured, and lawyers began an open-ended sit-in to protest the incident.
An argument allegedly took place between a police officer and a lawyer after the lawyer insisted that he see a client who was being transferred to prosecution, which escalated into the lawyer physically and verbally assaulting the policeman.
When a lieutenant intervened, the attorney allegedly attacked him as well.
The lawyer’s colleagues then gathered outside the police station and attempted to storm it, MENA reports. Police fired into the air to disperse the crowd, which had begun throwing rocks, and imposed a security cordon around the station.
The injured were transferred to a hospital.
The local prosecution has begun an investigation into the incident.
Lawyers set up a tent outside the police station and demanded that the police officers involved in the clashes be brought to trial.
“We won’t let down out colleagues. They were insulted and assaulted while they were doing their job,” protester Mohamed Saqr said.
Independent daily Youm7 reported that Lawyers Syndicate head Sameh Ashour called an emergency meeting to discuss the events. Saqr said the protesters awaited the results of the meeting.
Montasser al-Zayat, a rights lawyer and activist, called on President Mohamed Morsy to intervene and demanded an apology from the interior minister for the actions of the police.
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