Amr Moussa’s popular press conference in Luxor Wednesday night witnessed a mass brawl between members of the Revolutionary Youth Coalition and the presidential hopeful’s supporters.
The fistfight erupted shortly after Moussa finished his speech. Both sides used chairs and bottles against each other, which resulted in several injuries.
The Arab League secretary-general was supposed to answer a list of questions written by the attendees.
However, tensions escalated at the conference, which was held at Isis Hotel, when members of the Youth Coalition insisted on talking to Moussa directly through a loud speaker.
Some Youth Coalition members also held aloft banners and placards that read anti-Moussa slogans, such as “No for old faces” and “Amr Moussa is hugging the National [Democratic] Party.” Others even chanted against the 74 year-old.
The police was about to step in, but Moussa asked them not to enter the room as the fight was already over.
Military forces later arrived to evacuate the crowd. At least six people were hospitalised.