Port Said police stops attacks on FJP headquarters

Port Said police stops attacks on FJP headquarters

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Thu, 22/11/2012 - 17:27

Dozens of activists attempted to storm the headquarters of the Freedom and Justice Party in Port Said and Port Fouad, but were stopped by security forces.

A demonstration had been organized from the Rahma Mosque to mark the one-year anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in Cairo. The protesters then headed to the FJP offices.

A number of demonstrators, including football fans Ultras Masry, lit fireworks and threw stones at the Port Said Police Department. This followed a march organized by the April 6 Youth Movement to condemn the ongoing clashes in Mohammed Mahmoud Street that began on Monday after protesters gathered there to mark the one-year anniversary of clashes.

Arafa Abou Salima, media spokesperson of the party in Port Said, said that the party had filed a lawsuit a few weeks ago after the headquarters faced similar attempts of breaking and entering, in addition to anti-FJP graffiti on its walls.

Edited translation from MENA