MB supporters clash with locals in Helwan, Minya
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By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: Eleven people were injured Friday in clashes that erupted between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and local residents in Sharqia governorate, MENA reported.

Dozens pro-Brotherhood protesters organized a march in Minya al-Qamh, a village in Sharqia, chanting anti-military slogans and demanding the “reinstatement of legitimacy.”

Molotov cocktails, sticks and rocks were used in the clashes, which were later dispersed by security forces, according to MENA.

In Cairo, scuffles broke out between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood Helwan residents because they blocked roads and lit flares, injuring bystanders, Youm7 reported.

Brotherhood supporters gathered outside a famous restaurant in Helwan after the Facebook page of the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) called for an evening protest there.

Since Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced his presidential bid on March 26, protests have erupted in several governorates. Four were killed in protest in Cairo’s Ain Shams district on March 28, including reporter Mayada Ashraf, who was 22 years old.

The NASL has vowed to continue with protesting in several statements since Sisi’s announcement.

Additional reporting by Mo’nes Hawwas. 

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