In a new crackdown on the freedom of assembly and the freedom of expression, a new demonstrations law was introduced by president Adly Mansour. The new law legitimised police crackdown on peaceful protests and gave a green light for security forces to use live ammunitions to disperse protests and arrest protesters for violating the new law.
The law which was introduced and adopted to prevent and disperse protests of the Muslim Brotherhood will also be applied on any other protest, hence preventing any protest from taking place.
In spite of this, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets expressing their objection to the new law, and hundreds were arrested in the first two days, including a large number of women.
In fact, the new demonstrations law violates international laws and conventions, including the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and the International Convention for Civil and Political Rights, which Egypt has ratified, which grants every human the right to assembly and the right to freedom of expression.