Protests over trials of Muslim Brotherhood members erupt in Alexandria

by Reuters
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 12:16 GMT

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, March 25 (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Tuesday at Alexandria University to protest against mass trials of Muslim Brotherhood members, a Reuters witness said.

The leader of the Brotherhood and 682 others were put on trial earlier in the day in the southern town of Minya on charges including murder, a day after more than 500 other supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. (Editing by Michael Georgy and Andrew Heavens)

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