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UPDATED: Muslim Brotherhood, FJP offices attacked throughout Egypt

While massive rallies are held in Cairo in support of Egypt's President Morsi, offices of Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom & Justice Party (FJP) are attacked and torched in the governorates

Ahram Online, Saturday 29 Jun 2013
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Offices of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in different Egyptian governorates were reportedly raided and torched on Friday.

In the Nile Delta governorate of Daqahliya, the FJP's office was set on fire by protesters after the latter claimed to have heard shotguns being discharged from the building, eyewitnesses told Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website.

The office remains besieged by thousands of protesters.

Eyewitnesses also told Al-Ahram that the number of injured were estimated at ten, including four who had since been transferred to hospital.

The Muslim Brotherhood, for its part, released a statement holding members of the anti-Morsi 'Rebel' campaign responsible for the violence.

Meanwhile, in Alexandria, which has seen clashes between the two rival camps since Friday afternoon, the FJP's office in the coastal city's Sidi Gaber district was set on fire.

The clashes in Alexandria have left over 40 injured, according to Ahram Online's Sayyed Gamal.

A Muslim Brotherhood office was also reportedly attacked in the Nile Delta Beheira governorate.

In a statement issued by Ikhwan Online, the Brotherhood's official website, the group accused former regime elements and members of the 'Rebel' campaign – who they called "thugs" – of being behind the attack in Beheira.

"The attackers looted the office," the statement read. "Although the party's young cadres appealed for help, police have refused to intervene."

The Nile Delta Gharbiya and Kafr Al-Sheikh governorates, meanwhile, also witnessed attacks on the Islamist group's offices.

The attacks come as rival protests – both for and against President Mohamed Morsi, propelled to power last year by the Muslim Brotherhood – take place in governorates throughout Egypt.

On Saturday, the Islamist group's office in Morsi's hometown of Zagazig in the Nile Delta was also attacked, leaving one dead and 26 injured. 



Street battles between the rival camps have also erupted in a number of northern governorates. In Mansoura, one person was killed and over 200 wounded.

Fifty-three people have also been injured in Sharqiya and two in Gharbiya in similar confrontations.

On Friday evening, there were reports that the Freedom and Justice Party’s headquarters in Al-Khanka in Qalioubiya governorate were raided by locals, according to state-owned news agency MENA.

According to eyewitnesses, the office was empty at the time of the attack.

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Tammy
29-06-2013 04:46pm
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they still just do not get the point
The people of Egypt want the mb out & the mb still does not get the point. How many more deaths & injuries are going to be seen before they realize that a large part of Egyptian society does not want the mb in charge, ruling their lives, imposing their version of religious law onto the whole country. God created all religions & every living & non-living thing on this planet with love, equality & impartiality not one religious sect over another. God by any name you call Him does not see anyone or any religion as better than all others. God is our final judge & jury, not the mb.
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Al-Misry
29-06-2013 06:25am
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MB must they seek revenge or remain calm ?
How could these attacks be said are protest against regime ? How could these evils be said they want democracy ? Clearly it's time for the state to respond in kind. Well done MB from reframing violence. These thuggery acts will be dealt with.. NSF wanted chaos. Well done you achieved.. Soon you'll be presented with your presents.. The price for that you'll never govern Egypt... We want those to rebuild our country not destroying it. Hope you'll live this with the rest of your lives . Egypt says good bye to you and it has moved on without you destroyers...
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