10 arrested over rare Cairo protest

Monday May 14 2018


Cairo. Egyptian police arrested 10 people on Saturday over a rare protest in the capital Cairo against increased metro prices, a security official said. The incident took place after authorities announced late on Thursday the metro ticket price would be increased the following day. A security official said those arrested were facing charges of entering the metro without paying, preventing a train from moving, and illegal assembly.

Several videos posted online on Saturday showed commuters forcing a train’s doors to remain open to stop it from moving, as they complained about soaring prices, and in another some people appeared to be getting arrested. (AFP)