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Unidentified assailants threw Molotovs at Ikhwanweb headquarters; attempt to break into three other FJP facilities

File photo from November 2012 when opponents of President Mohamed Morsy break into the office of the Freedom and Justice Party in Alexandria  (AFP Photo / Stringer)

File photo from November 2012 when opponents of President Mohamed Morsy break into the office of the Freedom and Justice Party in Alexandria
(AFP Photo / Stringer)

A chain of attacks on Muslim Brotherhood and Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) facilities were carried out on Wednesday.

Brotherhood news website Ikhwan Online’s headquarters were set ablaze Wednesday evening by a group of unidentified assailants. Attackers threw Molotov cocktails but the flames were soon extinguished, FJP spokesperson Ahmed Sobei said.

Earlier, demonstrators gathered outside the FJP’s administrative headquarters in Manial, attempting to break into it. The Manial building hosts the FJP newspaper whcich was thought to be the target of the attackers. However Central Security Forces prevented the attack.

The third target attacked was the FJP headquarters in 6October city, where four armed assailants threw Molotov Cocktails at the building, reported state-owned Al-Ahram.

Sobie said: “They were a group of people swearing and cursing  at the Brotherhood and the FJP, chanting phrases such as; ‘the revolution persists’.” He continued: “I am positive the true revolutionaries who accompanied us in Tahrir Square two years ago would never do such a thing.”

Those working in the targeted facilities would file police complaints, Sobie said. “Especially in the case of attacking Ikhwan Online’s headquarters, a true crime has taken place,” he said.

Attacks on FJP headquarters nationwide began in late November 2012, coinciding with clashes between protesters and police forces in Tahrir Square following President Mohamed Morsy’s constitutional declaration that was seen as a power grab by many. Attacks peaked in early December, when the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Al-Moqattam was attacked following clashes between pro- and anti-Morsy demonstrators near the Presidential Palace.


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