Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters arrested in Cairo
A number of leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood were arrested on Wednesday, an official said, after security forces began clearing two camps of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
“We have arrested a number of Brotherhood leaders but it’s too early to announce their names,” General Abdel Fattah Othman, a senior official in the Interior Ministry, told the privately-owned CBC TV channel, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, an Interior Ministry official said around 200 armed protesters were arrested in Ennahda Square, the smallest of the pro-Morsi protester camps.
Some protesters were found in possession of machine guns and ammunition, security officials told Al Arabiya.