(AFP) Around 100 protesters calling for an end to military rule in Egypt clashed with soldiers near the US embassy in Cairo, an AFP correspondent reported.
Shouting “Down with military power!” the protesters lobbed stones at the soldiers, who responded by throwing them back and trying to disperse the crowd.
The soldiers then returned to their position, where they were joined by a group of civilians, who also threw stones at the protesters.
Earlier, two civilian groups, one of them demanding the expulsion of the US ambassador, had clashed in front of the embassy, hurling stones at each other.
After months of pressure from Washington, 13 foreign defendants accused of receiving illicit foreign funds to operate unlicensed NGOs, including six Americans, were allowed to leave the country after posting bail last week, sparking outrage in Egypt.
A travel ban was lifted after the trial judges recused themselves in the face of what they said was intervention by the authorities.
During the day, around 200 people marched in nearby Tahrir Square, the epicentre of last year’s uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak and saw the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces take power.
[Editor’s Note: those 13 foreign defendants, (actually 19) mainly US, were among the Agents Provocateurs funded by US State Department and Soros via the NED: National Endowment for Democracy to initiate April’s 6 movement that lead to the Fake Color Revolution in Egypt. They were Released last week Under Pressure from the OBAMA Administration who threatened to cut US Aid to Egypt.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TRIAL OF THE 19 AMERICAN AGITATORS IN EGYPT SEE THESE 2 EXCELLENT ARTICLES BY Tony Cartalucci at Land Destroyer:
“EGYPT: US Funded Agitators on Trial” as well as the Reaction “Egypt Leads Fight Against NGO Agitators“.]