CAIRO: As the Muslim Brotherhood usually launches its protests on Fridays, today witnessed a number of gatherings in different areas in Cairo and a number of marches protesting against the fuel price hike and Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Police forces chased pro-MB protesters on Haram Street after a march started there following Friday prayers, Youm7 reported. The protesters escaped into side streets from Faisal Street, Youm7 reported.
Clashes broke out between pro-MB protesters participating in a march in Matariya and security forces tried to disperse the march by firing tear gas. In return, the protesters responded by throwing stones and firing birdshot.
At the same time, Matariya residents clashed with the protesters in an attempt to disperse the march that started from outside Nour Mohamady Mosque, according to Youm7. Two people were killed during the clashes there according to Ambulance Authority head Ahmed el-Ansary in comments to Youm7 Thursday. He added that a civilian was also injured.
In Maadi, a number of pro-MB protesters gathered outside El-Maghfira Mosque and repeated anti-Interior Ministry and army chants.
In Ain Shams, a march started from outside Hamza Bin Abdel Muttaleb, where the protesters fired fireworks, flares and carried white flags with the message “There is no god but Allah” written on them.
In Sharqia, dozens of pro-MB Protesters organized demonstrations in solidarity with Gaza and against Israel.
Protesters also marched in Zaqaziq protesting the fuel price hike.
Additional Reporting by Mostafa el-Sayed, Mohamed Abdel Mageid, Reham Abdullah, Kamel Kamel and Abdel Fatah Sobh.