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  • Monday ,09 December 2013
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Cairo Court clears 155 suspects involved in riots on 6 October 40th anniversary

By-Almasry Alyoum

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Monday ,09 December 2013

Cairo Court clears 155 suspects involved in riots on 6 October 40th anniversary

Cairo Criminal Court cleared on Saturday 155 suspects accused of committing violence during commemoration of the 40th anniversary of 6 October war.

Defendants were accused of assaulting police, damaging public and private properties, rioting, possessing edged-weapons and clashing with citizens and police and armed forces.
 
Once the verdict was announced, attendees in the courtroom chanted and flashed the Rabaa al-Adaweya salute. Others cried and shouted “down with military rule.”
 
Security troops cordoned off the court in the morning fearing riots.
 
Qasr al-Nil prosecution had earlier ordered arrest of the suspects pending investigations while a minor was turned in to his family. They were accused of involvement in the riots around Tahrir Square. Suspects were referred to court of urgent matters.