FJP supporters clash with electoral rivals in Giza

Ahram Online, Thursday 15 Dec 2011

Muslim Brotherhood partisans scuffle with supporters of Democratic Peace Party candidate in Giza as 2nd-round polling wraps up today

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on Thursday clashed with those of Saad Bedeir, a parliamentary candidate for the Democratic Peace Party (DPP), in front of a polling station in Giza’s Ossim village.

The disturbance began on Thursday with a verbal exchange between the two sides before it escalated into a physical scuffle.

Some DPP supporters wielded knives and swords, threatening Brotherhood supporters with death.

Military units deployed to secure the polling station eventually intervened to restore order.

Similar skirmishes were seen between FJP campaigners and supporters of Egypt’s Revolutionary Youth Coalition near Ossim’s El-Bahwashi School, which also serves as a polling station.

The second round of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak parliamentary polls is scheduled to wrap up today.

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