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

Security forces cleared a crowd of over 1,000 people gathered to protest near Tahrir Square in Cairo after a court dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak for the deaths of 239 demonstrators killed in 2011.

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.