Egypt fires more than 600 police officers

Yesterday, Egypt’s Interior Minister Mansour el-Issawi announced the dismissal of more than 600 high-ranking police officials who were employed during the mass protests that occurred earlier this year. Many of the officers who were fired have been accused of involvement in the killing of hundreds of people during the protests.

The firing of the officers was done in part to placate Egypt’s protest movement which gained strength last Friday when a new wave of protests swept through the country.

Al Jazeera has the story:

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