Health ministry: 33 injured in Damietta, Monofeya clashes between Mohammed Morsi supporters, protesters
The clashes that broke out on Wednesday between residents of Damietta and Monofeya governorates and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi left 33 injured, a health ministry official said.
There were 23 injured in Damietta and 10 in Monofeya, said Khaled al-Khatib, head of the ministry’s central administration for emergencies.
All of the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment, he said.
Mohammed Morsi location unknown as prosecution orders arrest of nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders
Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ordered the arrest of nine prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures after they incited violence and gave direct orders to Brotherhood members in Qalioub city to rally groups of Mohamed Morsi supporters to cut the highway on Wednesday.
General Guide of the Brotherhood Mohamed Badie, Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, ex-MP Mohamed al-Beltagi, Islamist preacher Safwat Hegazi, Abdel Rahman al-Berr, Gamal Abdel Hadi, Abdullah Barakat and former ministers Bassem Oda and Osama Yassin are the nine members that the prosecutor ordered arrested, the Middle East news Agency reported.
Damietta confrontations between Mohammed Morsi supporters, opponents leave 25 injured, residents block march
Twenty-five people were injured in confrontations between supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi and residents in Damietta on Wednesday.
An eyewitness told Aswat Masriya that violent confrontations erupted at Damietta’s Nile Corniche after Mohammed Morsi supporters marched while chanting anti-army slogans and insulting the head of the army Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
In response, residents formed barricades and blocked the march from passing through.
The eyewitness added that the protesters then fired bird shots and live rounds leading to many injuries.
More residents gathered and some responded by hurling stones and bird shots at the Brotherhood supporters.
Some vehicles at the corniche were destroyed during the attack, which left many wounded from both sides, before the residents managed to disperse the demonstrations.
Ambulances arrived at the scene and transferred the wounded to a local hospital to receive medical attention.