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Egypt protesters torch Brotherhood HQs

2012-11-23 18:04

Cairo - Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state television reported, as rival rallies gathered nationwide a day after President Mohammed Morsi assumed sweeping powers.

The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were torched in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, state television said.

Earlier it had reported that the Suez office too had been torched, but it later said that it had not been.

An FJP official said the party's office was also stormed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, where clashes broke out between rival demonstrators.

On Thursday, Morsi assumed temporary sweeping powers that supporters say will cut back a turbulent and seemingly endless transition to democracy, but outraged critics say he has now become a dictator.

Comments
  • mmoledis - 2012-11-23 19:49

    From bad to worse, they wanted Mubarrack to go as a dictator and now they are facing the big the greatest dictator of the time.There is nothing like that in democracy where a person is given total powers because there is no written constitution, there should be a temporary one made while permanent one is under way being drafted.

  • scholesss - 2012-11-24 19:24

    when wll have...a fairly governed govrnment in africa

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-11-25 12:53

    Its whats going to happen to the ANC

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