A medical convoy organised by the Al-Dostour Party in Daqahleya was allegedly attacked on Friday by Muslim Brotherhood affiliates.
The convoy, moving in a bus, was travelling to different villages in the city of Al-Manzala in Daqahleya. It was allegedly attacked at the entrance of Al-Foursat village.
Ibrahim Al-Sayed, Al-Dostour’s mass action coordinator in Daqahleya, said the assailants tore down the party banners and replaced them with a photo of President Mohamed Morsi. They also pelted rocks at the bus.
“We could tell they were Islamists by their beards and the way they spoke,” Al-Sayed said. “Also, the residents of the village recognised them as Muslim Brotherhood members and Salafis.”
Al-Sayed said the convoy was saved by the residents who secured its route around the villages.
Muslim Brotherhood representatives were not available for comment. Al-Sayed claimed the attack was planned in advance since the route of the convoy was announced before Friday.
The convoy was examining residents for Hepatitis C. They were able to examine 350 residents on Friday.
The Al-Dostour Party has organised medical convoys in Daqahleya in the past, Al-Sayed said. Friday’s convoy was the first to be attacked.