Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

7 February 2014

Egypt: Local Residents Clash With Brotherhood Supporters in Cairo District

Cairo — - Clashes flared up on Friday between locals residents in Cairo's Mohandessin and pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators after the latter marched in Lebnan Square while chanting against the army and the police.

According to the Middle East News Agency, the two parties hurled stones at each other while Brotherhood elements flung petrol bombs and firecrackers at the residents.

Some storefronts were smashed and traffic came to a stop as ambulances rushed to the scene to transport any injured persons.

In Sudan Street in Mohandessin, hundreds of army supporters marched to urge Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for president in the coming elections, the agency reported.

On the other hand, a group of Muslim Brotherhood supporters marched in Giza's Haram Street after the Friday noon prayer while holding banners showing support for former President Mohamed Mursi.

The marching demonstrators, who were chanting anti-police and army slogans, caused traffic to halt in the area.

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