Protests erupt over mass trials of Brotherhood members in Egypt

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:02 GMT

MINYA, March 25 (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrations on Tuesday over mass trials of Muslim Brotherhood members in the southern Egyptian town of Minya, a Reuters witness said.

About 700 people held protests at Minya University after the leader of the Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on charges including murder, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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