Police Disperse Pro-Morsi Sit-In At Paris Consulate

Police dispersed a pro-Morsi sit-in at the Egyptian consulate in Paris on Monday afternoon.

Dozens of protesters conducted the sit-in for several hours to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the 2012 constitution.

The 3 July Group Against The Coup announced via Facebook that it would conduct the open-ended sit-in at the consulate in Paris and called on Egyptians do the same at other embassies around the world.

A diplomatic source at the Egyptian foreign ministry told Al-Ahram Arabic news website that the protesters had ignored requests to move by the consul and his assistant.

“French police were summoned to disperse the sit-in,” the source added.

The protesters entered the consulate individually, claiming they needed to compete paperwork.

On 8 and 9 January, expatriates will vote at embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions in Egypt’s constitution referendum.

Source : Ahram