Protesters Clash With Muslim Brotherhood Supporters in Cairo, Egypt; At Least 40 People Injured

by Colonel on March 22, 2013

“Several thousand opponents of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood clashed with supporters of the Islamist group near its headquarters in Cairo on Friday. …

Columns of riot police fired tear gas as the rival groups tussled in the streets around the Brotherhood headquarters. …

Earlier in the day, Brotherhood supporters had arrived in the vicinity on buses, were showered with stones from the protesters and threw stones back.

About 40 people were wounded in the fighting, Health Ministry official Khaled al-Khatib told state news agency MENA. They included a former presidential candidate, liberal Khaled Ali, who was injured in the shoulder, MENA said.

State TV showed large plumes of black smoke rising from the surrounding streets which it said came from buses set on fire. The buses belonged to the Brotherhood, an official from the group told MENA, who said protesters had set them alight.

” — (Writing by Sylvia Westall, Editing by Alistair Lyon and Hugh Lawson), Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

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