CAIRO: A policeman was stabbed in the neck when clashes erupted between residents in Al-Haram Street and a march organized by the Muslim Brotherhoods, Youm7 reported Sunday. The march was planned to leave from Khatem al-Morsaleen Mosque after the Eid prayer.
Clashes began with birdshot and fireworks being shot by both sides, and escalated to a policeman being stabbed, according to Youm7.
The Interior Ministry announced earlier plans to secure the streets during Eid al-Fitr, an important Muslim feast marking the end of Ramadan, as several marches were expected after the morning prayer.
The Brotherhood organized various marches and demonstrations in several areas after the Eid prayer in Cairo and Alexandria. Youm7 reported participants in the march flashed the four-fingered Rabaa sign and chanted slogans in support of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted from power last summer.
As a security procedure, security forces closed all roads leading to the Ministry of Interior to protect the building from any potential damage that could result from violence during organized marches.