Police forces in Sohag arrested 17 men in Noga’ Al-Sawma’a, Sohag, after dispersing a protest where dozens took to the street refusing the formation of a sanitary sewer on a state-owned land near the village, according to state media.
The riots took place in the form of locals blocking the road in refusal of the sewer. Police reportedly deployed Central Security Forces squads and armoured cars to block the protesters, who threw stones, blocked main roads, and burnt car tyres.
The locals argued that the sewer will be a source of pollution to the village. Clashes took place between the two sides, resulting in the arrests.
The prosecution is expected to investigate the incident and interrogate the arrested individuals.