Update: 25 injured in clashes outside Morsy home in Sharqiya

Update: 25 injured in clashes outside Morsy home in Sharqiya

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Fri, 07/12/2012 - 16:20

Around 25 protesters were injured in clashes with security forces and Muslim Brotherhood members at Mohamed Morsy’s family house in Sharqiya on Friday.

Three thousands protesters clashed with security forces, which later were joined by around 200 Brotherhood members.

The protesters hurled stones, Molotov cocktails, and fireworks at the security forces, who shot tear gas at them and chased them through the streets, brutally beating those they caught.

Five were severely injured and transferred to Zagazig Hospital.

Al-Masry Al-Youm said that security forces and Muslim Brotherhood members together detained some of the protesters, but did not report how many.

The protesters included ultras and members of the Tagammu and Nasserist parties.

Similar clashes took place in the area on Thursday when hundreds protested outside the house in response to Wednesday’s attack on opposition protesters outside the presidential palace.

Ten protesters were arrested on Thursday, and an estimated 30 were injured.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm