Families of protesters killed during revolution protest, demand justice

Dozens of families of demonstrators killed during Egypt’s 25 January revolution protested on Monday at the state TV building in Cairo, demanding justice for their relatives.

Eyewitnesses said 100 relatives of the protesters killed lay on the ground, preparing for a sit-in to object to what they call a slow pace of trials.

They demanded prosecution for all of those accused of involvement, especially former President Hosni Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly.

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 800 protesters were killed during the nationwide demonstrations that forced Mubarak to step down on 11 February.

A further 6000 people were injured due to excessive police force.

The protest comes one day after an Egyptian court decided to call off the trial of 14 policemen from the police departrments of Imbaba and Kerdasa. The officers face charges of murdering six people and wounding 18 others during the uprising.

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