- February 6, 2009
60 Muslim Brothers Rounded Up on Pro-Gaza Protests
Nearly 60 Muslim Brotherhood members were rounded up in Egypt in Pro-Gaza Friday demonstration, initial figures show.
The members were arrested while they were coming from various Egyptian governorates to take part in a demonstration that the Muslim Brotherhood group called for holding on Friday Feb, 6th, in Cairo in front of Rabia al-Adawiya mosque.
The detainees include 7 from Dakahlia Governate, topped by engineer Sayed Al-Adawi, a prominent Brotherhood leader in the governorate.
It is worth noting the Egyptian security forces dispersed the planned demonstration scheduled Friday Feb, 6th, in Cairo in front of Rabia al-Adawiya mosque.
However, after the demonstration was aborted and people were denied access to the place of the protest, 3 other demonstrations were held in Nasr City : At Geneina Mall, Nuri Khattab mosque and at the Medical Insurance Hospital in Nasr City .
Friday”s Nasr City protests included about 16000 demonstrations who lashed out at Zionist threats of invading Gaza and due to the continued blockade imposed on the Palestinian people in the impoverished coastal strip.