38 Ultras Ahlawy members arrested in Monufiya for court storming attempt

Thirty-eight members of the Ultras Ahlawy were arrested in Monufiya Wednesday for attempting to storm the Shibin al-Kom courthouse to free a colleague remanded into custody for 15 days.

Around 1,500 fans surrounded the court, throwing stones and fireworks at security forces, which responded with tear gas.
Meanwhile, the group claimed they had been attacked, beaten and dragged by security forces during a peaceful protest at the courthouse in a post on its Facebook page. Organizers added that police often make false accusations against protesters and detainees. 
Unnamed security officials told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the clashes were limited. Those arrested are being questioned by the Public Prosecution. 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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