Protesters clash with Brotherhood supporters in Cairo

Hundreds of Egyptian protesters hurled stones at Muslim Brotherhood supporters close to the group's headquarters in Cairo on Friday, witnesses said.

Protesters clash with Brotherhood supporters in Cairo

World Bulletin / News Desk

Hundreds of Egyptian protesters hurled stones at Muslim Brotherhood supporters close to the group's headquarters in Cairo on Friday, witnesses said.

Columns of riot police stood guard as protesters holding flags and banners packed the streets around the Brotherhood headquarters, footage on Al Jazeera and state TV showed. Dozens of people were wounded in the clashes, state television said.

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

The Islamist group, of which President Mohamed Mursi is a leading member, vowed on Thursday to defend the building.

The Interior Ministry urged "revolutionary and political forces" to remain peaceful during the protests, saying in a statement it had sent riot police to protect property.

"The Interior Ministry has sent riot police forces to the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood to protect public and private property," it said in a statement.

Protesters clashed with police outside the building this week.

The police did not appear to have been involved in Friday's clashes between rival groups of demonstrators.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mart 2013, 17:46

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