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647 protests in August, 370 against military rule: IDC

Muslim Brotherhood led 414 protests for political and social reasons, says IDC report


Egyptian riot policemen throw stones during clashes with protesters who gathered in support of a prominent secular activist who turned himself after being ordered detained for holding a demonstration against a new protest law, on November 30, 2013 in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Ahmed Maher, founder of the April 6 movement, one of the main groups that spearheaded the 2011 revolt against long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak, arrived at a Cairo court surrounded by dozens of supporters who chanted slogans demanding the release of other detained activists.     (AFP PHOTO STR)
Egyptian riot policemen throw stones during clashes with protesters who gathered in support of a prominent secular activist who turned himself after being ordered detained for holding a demonstration against a new protest law, on November 30, 2013 in Cairo. 
(AFP PHOTO STR)

A Saturday report was issued by International Development Center (IDC) stating that August witnessed 647 protests, of which the Muslim Brotherhood led 414.

Many of the protests occurred during the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-in dispersal anniversary.

Other protests occurred because of the electricity outages and increases in the cost of living, the report said, followed by workers protesting against working conditions.

Out of all protests, 370 were against military rule, 14 were calling for the release of detainees, 12 against the war in Gaza and 10 were held against security chaos.

According to the report, political and civil rights provided most of the reasons for the protests.

The majority of the protests were held in Cairo, followed by Sharqeya governorate with 12% and Giza ranking third with 9%. The lowest number of protests was recorded in the border governorates of Marsa Matrouh, North Sinai and South Sinai.

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