CAIRO: One person died on Friday after the weekly protests that follow Friday prayers, and at least 15 protesters were arrested.
During a Muslim Brotherhood protest in Alexandria, one was killed after being hit by a cartridge bullet into his chest.
Brotherhood demonstrations in Cairo in Matareya, Nasr City and Helwan districts turned into clashes with security forces. In Nasr City, scores of Al-Azhar University students who stay at the student residence University City demonstrated, so that the police fired tear gases to force them back to the city, while some students replied through throwing stones towards the security forces.
In the southern Cairo neighborhood of Maadi, the Muslim Brotherhoods led a march dubbed “a day for Rabaa,” in solidarity with the pro-Brotherhood sit-it in Rabaa al-Adaweya Square which was dispersed last August by security forces, leaving hundreds dead.
In Giza governorate, about 15 suspected Brotherhood members were arrested for being involved in riot actions, a security source told Youm7.
In Damietta, residents dispersed a march, where protesters were raising a Rabaa sign, indicating solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood, and repeating anti-police and army chants.
In Mansoura, a march started with repeating anti-military and police chants, raising the Rabaa sign and firing flares and fireworks. The protesters demanded the release of the detained members of the Brotherhood.
There were three marches launched after the Friday prayer in Sharqia, where one of them located outside the main headquarters of the Brotherhood in Zagazig city.
Security forces detained two students in another march in the Menoufia governorate, after being dispersed by the residents. The protesters were raising Raba’a sign and repeated chants against the army and the police.
In Asyut, security forces are watching two marches where protesters were demanding the release of the detainees and rejecting the announced presidential candidacy of the Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
The announcement of Sisi’s intention to seek the presidency has stoked protests in the last two weeks. Sisi, seen as the face of the June 30 events, is widely expected to win the presidential election, the first round of which is scheduled for May 26-27.
Additional reporting by Dana el-Hadidi, Moataz el-Sherbeiny, Sherif el-Deeb, Osama el-Sayed, Iman Mhana, Hanaa Abu El Ezz, Mohamed Fathy ,Haitham el-Badry and Khaled Hegazy