- Middle East/North Africa
Protesters rejecting President Mohamed Morsy’s new constitutional declaration stormed the Muslim Brotherhood’s office in Alexandria on Tuesday night.
Eyewitnesses said that the protesters threw furniture and equipment from the office in Smouha into the street, chanting, “Leave, leave” and, “The people want to topple the regime.” They added that there was no security presence in the area.
“Central Security Forces officers refused to secure the office [of the group] and the Freedom and Justice Party to not get involved in the clashes,” a source within the Alexandria Security Directorate told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
The source added that there is a fire truck stationed outside the office.
Dozens of anti-Morsy protesters in Mansoura, the capital of Daqahlia Governorate, set the Freedom and Justice Party office on Galaa Street ablaze. The protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at the office. Members of the group hurled stones back at the protesters. At least six from both sides were injured.
In Damanhour, the capital of Beheira Governorate in the Nile Delta, hundreds of protesters tried to storm the Muslim Brotherhood office in Al-Saa Square, but police forces fired large amounts of teargas canisters to disperse them. Dozens of the group members are stationed at the office to protect it.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm