CAIRO: A total of 75 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested Monday nationwide on the fifth anniversary of January 25 Revolution, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
Dozens of the people staged several protests in many cities in Egypt, mainly in Cairo, Giza, and some of Delta’s governorates, the statement added. In Cairo Mataria, the security forces arrested 30 persons over “inciting violence and riots.”
In Delta’s Beheira governorate, 140 kilometers from Cairo, security forces arrested 22 people, allegedly belong to the MB, after they “lit up flares and opened fire against security forces,” Youm7 reported. In Qalyobia, three others were arrested.
Twenty people were arrested Monday after a group of people protested in Alexandria over accusations of “inciting violence against the police and military personnel and state properties.”
Meanwhile, 11 people were arrested in Upper Egypt’s Asyut over the past few days over accusations of inciting violence, an anonymous official said, noting that no demonstrations were staged in the governorate during the uprising’s anniversary.
The outlawed group of the Muslim brotherhood called Sunday to protest in Egyptian squares in the anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.
Egypt banned the Brotherhood in December 2013, following continuous protests called for reinstate of former Islamist Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in July 2013. Sine the ruling any membership in or activities of the group are illegal.