#AceWorldNews – CAIRO – April 28 (ALJ) Hundreds of Egyptian activists took to the streets against an anti-protest law, one month before a presidential election which former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is widely expected to win.
On Saturday, the protesters marched to the presidential palace in Cairo calling for the scrapping of the law passed by Egypt’s army-backed interim leadership in November to curb unrest that erupted after the army’s overthrow of elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. (Reuters)
The law requires anyone planning a demonstration to obtain police permission. Saturday’s protesters, however, did not.
A few threw stones at the police, who did not react and there was no serious violence.
“Down, down with army rule,” the protesters chanted.
Some burned posters of Sisi, who stepped down from his post as the head of the army last month to run for the presidency in the vote on May 26-27.