12 May '18, 7pm

10 arrested at #Cairo metro over rare #Egypt protest

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian police arrested 10 people on Saturday (May 12) over a rare protest in the capital Cairo against increased metro prices, a security official said. The incident took place after authorities announced late on Thursday the metro ticket price would be increased the following day. A security official said those arrested were facing charges of entering the metro without paying, preventing a train from moving, and illegal assembly. Several videos posted online on Saturday showed commuters forcing a train's doors to remain open to stop it from moving, as they complained about soaring prices, and in another some people appeared to be getting arrested. The authenticity of the videos posted online could not be immediately verified. Friday's price hikes saw a unified two-pound (15 Singapore cents) metro ticket replaced with three classes of tickets ranging from t...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/10-arreste...

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