Protesters and riot police clashed after demonstrators attempted to set ablaze the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Zagazig city in the governorate of Al-Sharqeya.
Conflicting reports have surfaced regarding a march that was staged from the Zagazig City Council to the Brotherhood’s headquarters organised by a number of activists and members of political parties in Al-Sharqeya as part of Friday’s nationwide “We are not to be intimidated” demonstrations.
Mass Action Organiser for the Al-Dostour Party in Al-Sharqeya Ahmed Eid claimed that protesters were faced by Brotherhood youth “stationed to protect the building”. State-owned Al-Ahram reported however that skirmishes occurred between Central Security Forces (CSF) and dozens of protesters at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters. CSF fired teargas and hurled stones at the demonstrators.
Meanwhile, protesters in Mahalla set fire to a car near the office of the Freedom and Justice Party, according to state-run news agency MENA. The 6 April Democratic Front activist Ahmed Abdel Wahab claimed that protesters found weapons in the car that belong to the Brotherhood.
“Protesters and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with blades and sticks,” Abdel Wahab added.