Dozens detained in anti-government rally in Egypt

Egyptian protesters say security forces beat and arrested dozens as they tried to hold another rally against police brutality.

Updated: Jun 21, 2010, 10:10 AM IST

Cairo: Egyptian protesters say security
forces beat and arrested dozens as they tried to hold another
rally against police brutality.

For the past 10 days, protesters have taken to the
streets over the death of Khaled Said, a 28-year old
Alexandria businessman following an encounter with
plainclothes security men, for the past 10 days.

A security official confirmed at least 40 people were
detained Sunday. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was
not authorised to speak to the media.

Activists say the death is an example of routine police
torture in Egypt.

The government said the death is under investigation.
Witnesses said police attacked protesters and journalists
during the march in downtown Cairo.

PTI