Dozens of Al-Wafd members and journalists marched from their party headquarters in Dokki to the Press Syndicate in downtown Cairo before moving to the High Court building.
Journalists at the party’s newspaper protested alongside party members following the attack on their headquarters by an unidentified group of Islamists on Saturday night, which left part of the building on fire and several cars damaged. The party also announced several injuries.
“We are here to denounce the attack on our headquarters by members of Islamist groups and demand the arrest of those accused of breaking into the party and newspaper headquarters,” said Mohamed Gomaa, Al-Wafd secretary general of the Youth Committee in Beheira.
Gomaa added that they specifically demand the arrest of Salafi Abdel Rahman Ezz who “led the march to our headquarters” after police forces retreated. Ezz is a presenter on the Muslim Brotherhood’s television channel Misr 25.
The protestors headed to the High Court building after the march and declared their solidarity with judges and prosecutors who are demanding Prosecutor General Tala’at Abdullah, hired by President Mohamed Morsy last month, step down.
“We are here in solidarity with prosecutors, the judiciary, and independent media,” they chanted.
Al-Wafd protestors cheered for television presenters Wael El-Ebrashy, Lamees El-Hadidy and Khairy Ramadan, calling them “honest independent journalists fighting for a cause.”
“The public prosecutor is a private prosecutor,” they chanted in reference to Abdullah being directly hired by Morsy. “How much does a private ruling cost,” they teased.
Morsy did not escape the protestors’ chagrin either. “Break the law for you are a spare tyre and an ex-con,” and “Don’t believe yourself, you’re a puppet president,” were among the more popular chants.