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Riots erupt in Egyptian city of Suez over release of policemen on trial for killing protesters
CAIRO, (AP) ' Hundreds of people are pelting the security headquarters in the city of Suez with rocks following a court decision that upheld the release of seven policemen charged with killing protesters during Egypt's uprising.
Ahmed el-Ganadi, the father of a protester killed in Suez during the uprising earlier this year, said hundreds marched toward the security building on Wednesday after a court in Cairo rejected an appeal of the release of the policemen on trial. He says the military is trying to break up the riots.
There has been an escalation of protests and riots in Egypt recently over what many see as reluctance by the military rulers to prosecute police and regime officials for the killings of nearly 900 protesters during the revolt.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
CAIRO, (AP) ' A sonic boom over Cairo has caused jitters around the capital where many residents called emergency services to report what they thought were explosions.
State television reported Wednesday that an airplane breaking the sound barrier was the cause of loud booms that shook buildings over large parts of the city of 18 million. Sonic booms are rare in Cairo.
Egypt has been in turmoil since the uprising that ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in February. There have since been sporadic protests, riots, clashes and a marked deterioration in security with fewer police on the streets.