Brotherhood members and activists clash at headquarters in Egypt
Egyptian members of the Muslim brotherhoods group try to extinguish fire on one of their comrades who he was hit by a molotov cocktail thrown by protesters during clashes in the street that leads to the headquarters of the organization in Cairo on March 22, 2013. Opposition protesters clashed with Islamists near Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo after activists marched to the building guarded by police and members of Egypt's ruling movement. (AFP PHOTO / STR)
Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and opponents engaged in a fight that caused many injuries outside the group's Cairo headquarters Friday, officials said.
Hundreds of people were involved in the clash, with both sides throwing rocks, Ahram Online reported.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood linked arms and surrounded the building to protect it from attacks.
Opponents condemned reports of the group's members and guards allegedly attacking a group of anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters.
On Thursday, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guidance Bureau asked supporters to show up Friday to defend the headquarters from attacks, the Middle East News Agency reported.
Supporters had been called upon to sacrifice anything to defend the building, one Muslim Brotherhood member told al-Masry al-Youm.