Scuffles have erupted between Egyptian police and protesters celebrating a top court’s final ruling against the government’s decision to transfer sovereignty of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, PressTV reported.

On Monday, the Supreme Administrative Court announced that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian and sovereignty not handed over to the Saudi regime, sparking celebrations even in the court room.

The celebrations then spread into the streets with Cairo.

Advertisement

They however turned violent when people celebrating scuffled with police, resulting in the arrest of several people.

It is not known yet what led to the scuffles at this moment.

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
Deputy-Editor at Al-Masdar News, Lecturer at Charles Sturt University and Researcher at Western Sydney University. MA in International Relations. You can follow on Twitter: oulosP

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

If your comment is held for moderation, please just be patient, it will be published unless it falls into one of the two categories as mentioned above.

Discuss - Status: Comment system is currently experiencing problems.

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz