Hundreds of policemen demonstrate in Cairo, demand higher wages
Hundreds of policemen demonstrated in Cairo Sunday demanding better wages and denying accusations that the Egyptian police tortures people, dpa reported.
The demonstration was held in front of the Interior Ministry, located near Tahrir Square, which was the focal point of the 18 days of protests that led to the ouster of president Hosny Mubarak.
The police faced accusations of torture after the deaths of several prisoners who were allegedly beaten to death while in custody. Four such charges were leveled against Egyptian law enforcement agencies over a seven-month period.
Two policemen are on trial in the northern city of Alexandria for allegedly assaulting Khaled Said, 28, who subsequently died. The police officers were charged with assault and not murder.
Said's case sparked outrage, and eventually led to the recent popular uprising across Egypt.