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Egypt court acquits 155 Cairo protesters

The protesters were accused of assaulting policemen and causing disorder during the October 6 clashes

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An Egyptian court has acquitted 155 protesters arrested during deadly clashes in Cairo in October, state media reported on Sunday.

The 155 protesters who were cleared by the Cairo misdemeanor court on Saturday were accused of assaulting policemen and vandalism over the October 6 clashes that killed almost 50 people, Egyptian daily al-Ahram newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, 21 female protesters, including 14 women previously sentenced to up to 11 years in jail for violent protests were released on the same day in Alexandria.

Since the ousted of President Mohammad Mursi in July, his Islamist’s supporters have been battered by a police crackdown.

Mursi and 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders are being tried on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012.