The Egyptian police arrested the organizers and several participants in a march that took place on Saturday in the holy month of Ramadan. Participants deny the existence of the corona virus and are annoyed by the containment measures that have imposed social distance in prayers and prayers, even the closure of mosques.
Dozens of these protesters took part in a particularly conflict-ridden protest in Alexandria, where they marched with the cry “God is the greatest, the corona virus does not exist”. According to security sources in the Al Masry al Youm newspaper, the police arrested the organizers and a number of unspecified demonstrators.
Alexandria Governor Mohamed al Sherif said the march was part of an annual tradition “that this year was a mistake due to the coronavirus pandemic,” he told Al Youm al Saba news portal.
The detainees are charged with violating the country’s curfew, in which 294 people died from the virus and there are records of 4,092 infections.