Egypt Independent

Port Said police stops attacks on FJP headquarters



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