Egyptian women convene in “stand” against political detentions and bans on assembly
- At the same location in Cairo where 23 opposition activists were arrested for protesting last year, dozens of women gathered in demonstration against the detentions.
- The “stand,” a form of nonviolent protest, took place for an hour outside of the presidential palace despite prohibitions on unsanctioned assembly.
- While police confronted journalists and attempted to block the protest from view, the women held up images of the detained, with messages calling for their release.
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(Image Credit: Omar Kamel/Twitter photo, via the New York Times)