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Arrests made in notorious Cairo horse and camel assault

By the CNN Wire Staff
Mubarak's supporters rode horses and camels into crowds of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square last month.
Mubarak's supporters rode horses and camels into crowds of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square last month.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two men are arrested; they were members of Mubarak's political party
  • The assault was a pivotal moment in the uprising
RELATED TOPICS
  • Tahrir Square
  • Egypt
  • Hosni Mubarak

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Two men with political ties to Egypt's former leader were arrested on charges related to orchestrating an assault on protesters in Tahrir Square by attackers riding horses and camels.

A local prosecutor's office on Saturday identified the two as Abdel Nasser al-Jabari and Youssef Khattab -- both of whom were members of parliament and ex-President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party.

The assault is considered by many a turning point in the effort to topple the Mubarak regime.

Mubarak's supporters -- some of whom wielded whips -- rode horses and camels and charged into the crowd of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square last month.

From Journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

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