Clashes between opposition, Brotherhood in Egypt’s Ismailia

Ahram Online , Saturday 22 Jun 2013

Violence ensues after adjournment of trial investigating Wadi Al-Natroun Prison opening in January 2011, from where President Mohamed Morsi escaped during 18-day popular uprising

Following the adjournment Saturday of a legal case on the escape from prison of President Mohamed Morsi, together with Islamist detainees, during the January 25 Revolution, clashes ensued between members of the Muslim Brotherhood and opposition forces gathered outside the court hearing in Ismailia, reported Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

The Ismailiya Misdemeanours Court adjourned to 23 June the case investigating the opening of Wadi Al-Natroun Prison during the 18-day uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak.

Security forces intervened to break up the clashes. However, police forces and supporters of President Morsi clashed in the process, leaving dozens injured. Dozens were also injured among the opposition, with some transferred to hospital.

Thirteen police officers and three soldiers injured during the violence filed a legal complaint against members of the Brotherhood, accusing them of attacking them using knives, sticks and electric tasers.

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