Egypt activists, Islamists clash, more than 120 hurt
Cairo: More than 120 people have been injured in clashes between opposition protesters and Islamists near the headquarters of Egypt`s ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the capital.
The violence erupted yesterday after activists protesting against the Islamists` policies and targeting of journalists, marched to the building guarded by police and Brotherhood members.
More than 120 people were hurt as hundreds of opposition activists and the Islamists battled in the streets of the Mokattam neighbourhood where the headquarters are situated.
Thousands of Brotherhood supporters had travelled in front of the headquarters since Thursday to protect the building.
The protesters torched their buses to keep them from returning to their home towns.
Taking advantage of the absence of brotherhood members from governorates a number of their headquarters were attacked and one in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla was burnt down.
Meanwhile, the police are attempting to create a buffer zone between the two sides in order to minimise injuries and prevent casualties.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is this for real: Ajinkya Rahane bizarre shot went for six, concerned Virat Kohli settles with smile — WATCH
- Azam Khan demands ban on cow slaughter across India, says Muslims should stop eating beef
- No ban on cow slaughter in three Northeast states if party comes to power next year: BJP
- Sunil Grover to return as Dr Mashoor Gulati!
- Asaduddin Owaisi asks Centre to clarify policy on buffalo meat export, Nirmala Sitharaman gives apt reply