Ten injured in clashes between Brotherhood and opposition in Beheira

Five police officers and five others were injured in renewed clashes Saturday between anti-government demonstrators and Muslim Brotherhood members in front of the Freedom and Justice party office in Kom Hamada, Beheira.

Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators, while Brotherhood members wore helmets to protect their heads during the clashes.

Security authorities held a reconciliation session with senior members of local families at 1 am on Sunday in an attempt to convince both sides to cease hostilities.

The clashes followed Friday demonstrations in the city, which turned into clashes between Brotherhood members and those in the opposition, who oppose recent moves of President Mohamed Morsy. About 60 people were injured in that fighting.

The Saturday fighting began around 10 pm, when a number of families wanted to get revenge for their children, who they said were injured in the Friday clashes. They attacked the FJP office while its members were inside.

Six citizens have filed complaints against members of the Brotherhood, accusing them of kidnapping opposition demonstrators and torturing them inside the FJP headquarters there. The Brotherhood reported that 12 of its members were injured in the clashes.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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