Saturday, November 24, 2012

Egypt protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices

"... Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state television reported, as rival rallies were held nation-wide a day after President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers. The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were torched in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, the broadcaster said..... 
Police also fired tear gas at protesters trying to storm another FJP office in Alexandria, a police official told AFP. "The situation in Alexandria is tense and security forces are eager to exercise self-restraint and maintain security and protect vital establishments," General Abdelmawgud Lutfi, head of Alexandria security, said in a statement. Earlier an FJP official told AFP the party's office was stormed in Alexandria, where clashes broke out between rival demonstrators. ..."

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