New protest law in Egypt

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 24, 2013 13:40 hrs

Cairo, Nov 24 (IANS) Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour Sunday approved a law regulating protests in the country.

The controversial "protest law" was submitted to the president by the cabinet for review two weeks ago, reports Xinhua.

The approval comes as university students in several provinces have been staging protests to mark 100 days since the dispersal of two Cairo protest camps demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

According to the law, all public protests that have not been given prior written permission by the authorities are banned.

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