CAIRO: Three shop owners in Sharqia, the Delta, were injured by birdshot in clashes with alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters Friday, Youm7 reported.
The clashes occurred in Abu Hammad town; two of those injured were transferred to Abu Hammad hospital and one was transferred to ophthalmology hospital in Zagazig city in the governorate.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood usually protest after the Friday prayers of every week, although their demonstrations have largely subsided in the past year. January coincides with Egypt’s 2011 revolution; amid security warnings against demonstrations, almost no protests have occurred since Jan. 25.
Wide-scale protests, however, took place almost daily across Egypt following the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, continuing into 2014. Thousands of supporters of the group have been arrested or killed during the protests, with many clashes occurring between pro and anti-Muslim Brotherhood locals.