Egyptian Protesters To Face Trial Over Demonstrations Last November

379 protesters will face trial for allegedly injuring policemen during clashes with the security forces or setting fire to public buildings, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Sunday. 

A police officer will also face trial for deliberately targeting the eyes of unarmed protesters during confrontation with the police. 

The peaceful protests against the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) started in Cairo and several other cities on November 19. The junta killed dozens of the demonstrators during a heavy crackdown.

The military rulers, who have reneged on their previous promises of relinquishing power, say they will hand over the rule after the announcement of the results of a presidential election slated for June. 

The polls are scheduled to be held in two rounds. The first would be held over two days on May 23 and 24, while a run-off would take place on June 16 and 17 if necessary. Final results are expected on June 21.