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Egypt's police disperse small Brotherhood protest in Matariya

Ahram Online , Friday 12 Dec 2014
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Egyptian police dispersed on Friday around 100 pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters int the eastern Cairo district of Matariya, a site of regular anti-government protests.  

Police fired teargas at the protesters soon after they took to the streets following Friday prayers, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

Weekly demonstrations by Brotherhood supporters, which were common after Mohamed Morsi’s ouster last year, have dwindled in numbers this year amid a government crackdown that has seen hundreds of protesters killed in clashes with police and thousands of others jailed. 

An attempt by a pro-Morsi group, the Salafist Front, to mobilise anti-government and pro-Islamist protesters two weeks ago failed to draw large numbers. 

The Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organisation by the Egyptian government in December 2013.

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