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Human Rights Watch criticises PA ban on Ramallah protest in support of Egyptian demonstrators

February 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

An international human rights organisation has criticised the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority Security Forces for dispersing a protest in support of demonstrations by the Egyptian people. Human Rights Watch said that dozens of Palestinian youths had gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Ramallah on Sunday, but Palestinian police and security forces dispersed the crowds and expelled photographers and journalists from the area.

The organisers of the protest told the NGO, “Palestinian security demanded that the protest be cancelled three times, claiming that orders had been given not to allow any activities linked to the current events in Tunisia and Egypt to take place.” In return, a request was made for the PA not to prevent peaceful protests from being held.

Source: Quds Press