Damietta update: FJP headquarters attacked

Nouran El-Behairy
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An unidentified vehicle fired shots at the headquarters of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in the Senaneya area of Damietta on Sunday, causing panic among civilians.

The Muslim Brotherhood deployed members to secure its headquarters as well as those of the FJP, reported state news agency MENA.

The government administrative building has been under siege by protesters since Saturday night. Protesters announced that they will not end the siege until the revolution demands are realized.

Protesters have prevented employees from entering the building and hung a banner reading “The place is under our control.”

The building houses the directorates of health, housing, and finance as well the Central Auditing Authority and several social affairs departments.

In a related development, Hamdy Hawas, director of health in Damietta, has announced that the state of emergency in Damietta hospitals has been raised to the maximum level in preparation for the arrival of injured civilians from Port Said.

Hawas is carrying out his duties from the Damietta General Hospital due to the occupation of the government administrative building.

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