Report: Egyptian police beat pro-Palestinian protesters

Egyptian police used force to disperse thousands of protesters who were demonstrating in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, witnesses said.


Police beat and chased protesters through the streets of El-Mahalla el-Kubra, a city around 60 miles north of Cairo, and arrested at least 20. The protesters were mainly members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's most powerful opposition group, and labour union or political activists.  (Reuters)