Egypt blocks Gaza protest attempt
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC News
October 5, 2008 - 8:00pm

Police in Egypt have blocked a convoy organised by opposition groups to carry medical supplies to the Gaza Strip. The convoy had been due to leave from the journalists' syndicate in central Cairo but activists gathering there were surrounded by police. Reports say at least 15 people were detained in Cairo - some of them linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Some activists were reportedly detained trying to cross into Sinai and some nearer Rafah. The protest is being supported by other opposition groups in Egypt.

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