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Hundreds of Egyptian police officers, central security forces, detectives and rescue workers began an open-ended strike on Thursday by Tanta's security office.
Major Ahmed al-Hateemy said that their demands include the sacking of the interior minister, amendment of Article 199 of the constitution and independence from the presidency.
They announced their rejection of, what they described as, the "Brotherhoodization" of the police apparatus.
Meanwhile, central security recruits had started strikes in different locations in Tanta, demanding that they be equipped to face acts of violence and thuggery and for their victims to be treated like the uprising's "martyrs".
The protesters threatened of escalations including refraining from protecting public installations and police offices while several security groups have announced their solidarity.
They forced a Al-Jazeera television team out of the strike, accusing the Qatari-owned channel of defaming the image of the interior ministry.
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The city of Mansoura , the capital of Dakahlia govenorate in Nile Delta has joined the cities of Tanta and Port Said when it comes to unrest , real unrest.
Early Monday we woke up on clashes in Mansoura between protesters and Muslim brotherhood members at the Governorate HQ when the protesters blocked it with the main way starting some sort of sit in . We knew that Muslim brotherhood sent its followers to disperse that sit in from that Post published by MB’s RSSD network claiming that the MB members in Dakahlia went to aid “the citizens” to against those “thugs” blocking the way. (The Egyptian Chronicles)
Unknown assailants attacked dozens of protesters in Tanta on Monday evening.
The protesters had just boarded a train at Samanoud Station en route to Mansoura to show support for protesters there. Mansoura residents have been demonstrating for the past week. Violence there escalated when a police vehicle ran over and killed one of the protesters on Friday.
As the Tanta demonstrators boarded their train, some chanted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood, which certain passengers objected too, said Popular Current member Hassan Khalil.
Around 20 individuals boarded the train at the same station and assaulted the opposition protesters, beating them and dragging them off the train. Four were injured, one of whom is in critical condition, Khalil said. They were transferred to the Samanoud Hospital for treatment. (....)
Protesters attacked Gharbiya Security Directorate headquarters and the Tanta Police Station after clashes erupted with security forces following the funeral of activistMohamed al-Gendy on Monday.
Demonstrators hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at the police, who responded with a barrage of teargas to push the protesters back from the buildings. As of Monday night clashes were still ongoing.
Parallel to the clashes, an unidentified group of assailants broke into a gasoline station near the directorate headquarters and robbed the cash register.
Gendy, a member of the Popular Current who resided in Tanta, was in Cairo to take part in mass demonstrations commemorating the second anniversary of the revolution when he disappeared from Tahrir Square on 28 January. Four days later, Popular Current members located him in Al-Helal Hospital in Ramses in critical condition. Party members and Gendy's family accuse the police of arresting and torturing him to death.
The activist's funeral took place on Monday in Tahrir's Omar Makram Mosque. Gendy was then buried in Tanta.
Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)