CAIRO: Security forces arrested 85 people allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood Friday during routine pro-MB Friday demonstrations which usually turn into clashes with security forces, a security source told Youm7.
The security forces dispersed demonstrations after Friday prayers across multiple governorates, which resulted in 51 arrests in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Fayoum, Beheira, Beni Suef, Minya and Qena, the source added.
In Ain Shams there were violent clashes between protesters and security forces. The source said six were arrested there in possession of pistols and Molotov cocktails.
On Haram Street in Giza, a police officer was hit in the face by birdshot while security forces were dispersing demonstrations there. The officer, according to the source, was transferred to the hospital.
In the upscale Mohandiseen district in Giza, marchers set fire to car tires before their march was dispersed by security forces. Two of the participants were arrested.
Meanwhile in Sharqia, 26 were arrested.
Friday is the last day of June, and June 30 will be the one-year anniversary of the protests that eventually led to the overthrow of former president Mohamed Morsi.
He was toppled by the army on July 3, which led the MB to stage sit-ins at major squares like Rabaa Al-Adaweya in Nasr City and Nahda Square in Giza.
These two major sit-ins lasted approximately a month before being violently removed by security forces. Hundreds of MB supporters were killed in the process.