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Protesters stop transfer of 60 prisoners from Suez police station
[Al Ahram] Police and military security forces in Suez have postponed relocating 60 prisoners to Tora Prison in Cairo after tens of people have blocked the road in protest against the transfer.

Families of the prisoners demanded on Sunday that the prisoners stay in the city's main prison at Ataqa cop shoppe for their protection, in light of the current critical security situation in Suez and across the country.

Central Security Forces (CSF) and military groups were sent to the jail's area at Ataqa to maintain security measures, said the assistant manager at Suez Security Directorate Major General Hassan Eid.

Riots broke out in Suez on Saturday when the governorate building and four of its five cop shoppes were attacked by angry mobs in the wake of protests on the second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

The riots allowed about 19 prisoners to flee Suez cop shoppe and about 18 weapons were stolen.

Nine people were killed in festivities between protesters and police in Suez on Friday.
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