Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood launch anti-rodent drive in Alexandria
Members of Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party declare war on vermin in Egypt's second city ahead of upcoming parliamentary polls
Ahram Online, Monday 7 Jan 2013
FJP provided rat poison
FJP officials on the road after rodents (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party has launched an anti-rodent campaign in Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, within the context of ongoing preparations for upcoming parliamentary elections.
FJP members, led by the party's secretary for Alexandria Saber El-Merey, have begun sprinkling rat poison in areas throughout the coastal city, especially the working-class districts of Ameriya and Agami.
The move follows a spate of complaints by local residents of marked increases in the number of rodents and vermin in the area.