Two arrested during anti-Assad protests in Cairo are released

Ahram Online , Saturday 8 Sep 2012

Two members of Al-Dostor Party have been released after being arrested during anti-Assad protests on Tuesday

Protesters run during clashes with riot police near the Syrian embassy in Cairo September 4, 2012. (Reuters)

Al-Dostor Party, headed by former IAEA chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, announces the release of two of its members who were arrested during protests on Tuesday in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo.

The two members released are brothers Ahmed and Osama Kamal.

Fourteen were arrested on Tuesday evening after clashes erupted between Egyptian police and dozens of anti-Assad protesters in front of the Syrian embassy in downtown Cairo.

One out of the fourteen, a journalist at Al-Fagr newspaper, was released Thursday.

Clashes began when protesters attempted to break through the cordon in front of the embassy, with the aim of taking down the Syrian flag, according to an Ahram Online correspondent on the scene.

Police chased protesters away from the embassy building, to the backdrop of Molotov cocktails and rocks thrown at police.

Activists have organised several demonstrations at the embassy to protest the Assad regime's killing of hundreds of Syrian citizens since the uprising began in March 2011.

The last major anti-Assad protest in Cairo in front of the Syrian embassy was in July. Violent clashes also broke out then between protesters and police forces as hundreds of protesters attempted to storm the Syrian embassy to seize the flag.

Al-Dostor Party is still being formed, with some liberal and revolutionary figures as members of Al-Dostor Party.

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