Egypt arrests 200 Brotherhood members

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood arrested [file photo]

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood arrested [file photo]

Around 200 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have been detained in connection with calls for protests against price increases that took place last week, Egyptian officials have said.

Over 200 people were detained on Friday with an unspecified number of youths and bystanders later released. The majority of those arrested came from Cairo with hundreds coming from seven provinces around the capital city.

Several hundred Brotherhood supporters responded to the calls to take to the streets last week to protest against raised prices and unemployment levels. Protests took place across Cairo and Alexandria.

Egyptians took to the streets last week as part of the “revolution of the poor” to protest Egypt’s dwindling economy and the hardship ordinary Egyptians have suffered as a result.

(Source / 14.11.2016)

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