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Protests spread across Egypt

Issue No. 2360

Across Egypt protesters targeted the local headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party. 

In Suez and Port Said there were huge marches, while in Alexandria protesters announced the city’s “independence” from Brotherhood rule. 

In Damanhour, 5,000 people blocked the railways and protested at the Brotherhood’s headquarters.

Clashes with Mursi supporters seriously injured more than 40 people in Fayoum.

Five people died in Assuit when protesters were shot at. Live rounds were also fired at protesters who blockaded the Freedom and Justice party headquarters in Qalyobeya.

Patrick Goerge of the Revolutionary Socialists described the escalation in front of the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Moqattam

He said, “The Brotherhood fired birdshot from inside the building. Then they fired live bullets, killing six people.”

Police did nothing to protect protesters. 

Some demonstrators still shouted “Police and people are one” or “Army and people are one”—but most people chanted against them.

More than 300 were injured in Beheira. There were also clashes in Mansoura and Qina. There were protests in Dumiat and Hurghada. They army fired live rounds in Sinai.


Solidarity with Egypt protests  

Protests are taking place around the world in solidarity with the demonstrations in Egypt.

Solidarity rallies have already happened in Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Spain and the US.

In London, over 500 people crowded outside the Egyptian embassy on Sunday night. 

Protests are expected to continue there at 6pm every day while the agitation goes on in Egypt.

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