CAIRO: As has become routine throughout Egypt on Fridays, a number of confrontations between security forces and protesters occurred in the country following Friday prayers.
Violent clashes erupted between police forces and alleged pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters near Helwan Metro Station, Youm7 reported Friday.
During the confrontation, following Friday prayers, police fired tear gas while protesters threw rocks.
In Ain Shams, police dispersed alleged MB protests with tear gas, after police vehicles and tires were set on fire, according to El-Watan. Both sides exchanged birdshot fire.
Also, seven alleged MB members were arrested in the Sharqia governorate after they organized marches Friday morning, and they are now detained waiting to be referred to the prosecution for investigations, Youm7 reported.
In Alexandria, security forces dispersed two marches organized before Friday prayers in the neighborhoods of Raml and Ibrahimia organized by dozens of pro-MB protesters calling for the release of MB leaders.
Also, protesters in Beni Suef organized three marches in different villages, and urged residents to demonstrate on Sept. 9 for authorities to release detained MB members.
Other marches were organized in Minya, where anti-police and army slogans were chanted by demonstrators before they were dispersed by police.
A new pro-MB movement calling itself the “Public Resistance Movement” also emerged in Dakahlia governorate, and its members blocked the main road in Mansoura city and fired flares, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
In Kafr el-Sheikh, dozens of MB members organized a human chain against the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi, calling for his return to the presidency. They were also denouncing high prices and power outages, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Residents clashed with pro-MB protesters on the Tanta-Mansoura agricultural road. Both sides threw rocks at each other, according to Al-Shorouq, after the protesters chanted against police and army forces.
Finally, in Haram, protesters threw rocks at the news van of Al-Hayah Television Channel that was covering a march there, ONA news agency reported.