Gunfire, Bloodshed as Hundreds Clash Outside Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Cairo
Hundreds of Egyptian protesters have encircled the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo, attempting to break in. RT’s correspondent Bel Trew reports that protesters and Brotherhood supporters are clashing in Moqatam quarter around the HQ.
Earlier an Al Arabiya correspondent reported that protesters have already broke into the Muslim Brotherhood complex guarded by police and Brotherhood members, but the news has not been confirmed so far.
RT’s correspondent Bel Trew, who is at the scene, reports that hundreds are fighting each other with sticks, knives and stones. She hears gunshots, but is unable to make out who is shooting at whom.
AP reports that there are about 3,000 anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters rallying outside the group’s headquarters in Cairo. The number of defenders of the compound is estimated in the hundreds and only riot police that make desperate attempts to separate the parties prevent the compound from being captured. Police fires tear gas at the protesters storming the headquarters.