3 anti-Morsi protesters detained in Egyptian president's hometown

Ahram Online, Saturday 27 Apr 2013

Three protesters are arrested during clashes with police in Zagazig, the capital of Egypt's Sharqiya governorate, on the back of 14 arrests Friday amid protests

President Mohamed Morsi (Photo:Reuters)

Egypt’s police have arrested three protesters in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig Saturday after clashes broke out in front of the local police station leaving two conscripts and three protesters injured.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the clashes started early Saturday in front of the general prosecution’s headquarters between security forces and activists who were protesting the arrest of their comrades Friday.

At least 14 protesters were arrested Friday by security forces during protests against President Mohamed Morsi that took place in front of his home in his hometown of Zagazig, with another protest in front of the Freedom and Justice Party’s local headquarters.

One of the detained is reportedly a member of the April 6 Youth Movement, the other 13 members of "Revolutionary Ultras."

The detained protesters are also accused of attempting to raid the governorate headquarters, destroying a police vehicle, and assaulting three police officers.

Three protesters were injured in Friday’s clashes.

Zagazig, hometown of President Morsi, has been witness to a wave of protests against both the president and the Muslim Brotherhood. In several incidents, the headquarters of teh Islamist group has been attacked.

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