Protesters storm National Assembly, gun down policemen

Protesters said to be shitte members on Tuesday stormed the complex of the National Assembly.

The Shi’ite group has been protesting the detention of their leader, El Zaky Zaky over the years. Despite court orders that the detainee be released, the government has refused to obey the rulings citing national security.

According to The Nation, the protesters arrived at around 2pm at the legislative arm of government, overpowering security men on duty.

The paper quoting eye witnesses said four (4) policemen were gunned down by armed members of the group.

Details later.