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Offices attacked in Egyptian protests

Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM   |   Comments

MANSOURA, Egypt, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A government office in Egypt was attacked after the state prosecutor decided to delay the release of protesters from earlier clashes with police, officials say.

The fighting in Mansoura, in the Nile Delta, followed calls on Sunday for a campaign of civil disobedience to protest President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Ahram reported Wednesday.

The headquarters of the Daqahliya governorate was attacked and part of the building set on fire Wednesday evening during a protest over the state prosecutor's decision to hold for four days those arrested in earlier clashes with the police.

Confrontations Tuesday between anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators and police left dozens injured and arrested.

The attack Wednesday night destroyed the air conditioning unit, furniture and documents in a second-story office, al-Masry al-Youm said.

Demonstrators in Mansoura also blocked streets and set tires on fire.

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