20 November 2010
The Muslim Brotherhood opposition group in Egypt says Egyptian
Security Forces arrested hundreds of its activists across the country
Friday and Saturday, after skirmishes took place during a number of
The Associated Press reported at least 10 party members injured.
Tensions are running high in the lead up to parliamentary elections on
November 28 in which the Muslim is fielding candidates and running them
as independents. Egypitian authorities have not confirmed either the
large number of arrests or the injuries.
The reported arrests of
Muslim Brotherhood activists follow what eyewitnesses are calling ugly
clashes between demonstrators and Egyptian security forces both Friday
and Saturday after rallies for a number of Brotherhood candidates.
Reports speak of a charged atmosphere in many towns and villages in the
lead up to parliamentary elections on November 28.
Al Jazeera TV
showed images of clashes between demonstrators and security forces
overnight, saying that tear gas and rubber bullets were used to break up
one noisy demonstration in the port city of Alexandria. Pictures on the
official Muslim Brotherhood website showed several bruised and bloodied
demonstrators whom the group claims were wounded by polic…