Attorney General of Damietta Mohamed Magdy ordered on Thursday the detention of 10 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members for 15 days pending investigations on charges of demonstrating without a permit, thuggery, assembling, attacking security forces, blocking the road, obstructing traffic, possessing Molotov cocktails and joining a banned group in violation of the provisions of the law.
Security forces arrested the alleged MB members in Damietta in a march organized by the new movement Dunk. Participants lit fireworks, chanted slogans against the army and police and threw Molotov cocktails at the security forces. Police fired tear gas to disperse them.
The defendants allegedly had 13 Molotov cocktail bottles when arrested.
In related news, National Security Agency officers in Suez arrested four members of the Muslim Brotherhood who formed what they called the People's Resistance Movement. The movement was reportedly formed to burn and destroy government vehicles and then publish the photos on social networking sites.
A security source said that the suspects, who were arrested, at dawn on Thursday, ar beetween 20 and 26 years old, stressing that the defendants had confessed to burning and damaging state-owned vehicles and posting them on social networking sites to show that public opinion is against officials in Suez because of high prices and repeated power outages.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm