Hundreds held in Egypt protests

More than 800 people have been detained in two days of anti-government protests.

    Widspread anti-government protests continued across Egypt on Wednesday, as protesters defied a government ban on public gatherings and a pledge from the prime minister that tehr would be "swift and strong intervention by police to protect national security".

    Security forces have arrested more than 800 people across the country in their crackdown on the protests, and hundreds who gathered at offices of the lawyers and journalists unions in central Cairo were later confronted by police, who dispersed them with tear gas and batons.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Cairo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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