WATCH: Egyptian Police Fire Tear Gas and Birdshot at Protesters After Mubarak Decision

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Anti-Mubarak protesters gesture after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's verdict, in front of barbed wire in downtown Cairo November 29, 2014.Credit: Reuters

REUTERS - Egyptian security forces fired tear gas and birdshot and used water hoses to disperse protesters in downtown Cairo who had gathered to protest against a court's dropping of a case against former President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday, a Reuters witness said.

Around 1000 protesters were gathered near Tahrir Square and had been chanting "down with the military regime!" and slogans against Mubarak and President Abdelfattah al-Sisi.

A court had dropped a case against Mubarak in connection with the deaths of 239 demonstrators in demonstrations in 2011.