Protesters ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices

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Associated Press

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 1:04 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian protesters have been doing battle today with the Muslim Brotherhood supporters of the country's president. The protesters ransacked three Muslim Brotherhood offices around the country.

Anger over allegations of beatings and power-grabbing today boiled over into the largest and most violent demonstrations yet against the Brotherhood.

The anger erupted a week ago when Brotherhood members beat journalists and activists during a protest outside the group's Cairo headquarters. After smaller demonstrations since last weekend outside the headquarters, thousands of activists gathered there today and battled Brotherhood supporters with rocks, knives and other weapons.

Brotherhood offices were ransacked by mobs in another Cairo neighborhood, and in Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Muhalla.

Egypt has faced near-constant turmoil in the more than two years since longtime leader Hosni Mubarak was overthrown. His successor, Mohammed Morsi, has faced increasing frustration over the slow pace of his efforts to reform Egypt.

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APPHOTO CAI106: Egyptian protesters assist a wounded comrade during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood near the Islamist group's Cairo, Egypt headquarters Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (22 Mar 2013)

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APPHOTO CAI104: An Egyptian youth holds a flare during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood near the Islamist group's Cairo, Egypt headquarters Friday, March 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (22 Mar 2013)

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