The West Cairo Prosecution ordered the detention of 240 members of the Muslim Brotherhood for fifteen days, pending investigation into clashes that raged in Ramses Square on Friday.
The detainees are accused of murder and attempted murder and using arms against residents and security forces, as well as halting public transportation, “thuggery,” vandalism and breaking the curfew.
Clashes raged between deposed President Mohamed Morsi`s supporters and security forces across the country on Friday, as the Muslim Brotherhood organized protests under the name "the Friday of Wrath," two days following the forcible dispersal of their sit-ins by the army and the police.
The Cabinet placed the death toll from Friday’s nationwide clashes at 137, ninety-five of whom were killed in Cairo, and said that 1330 people were also injured across Egypt. Until a few days ago, death tolls and injury rates were released by the Ministry of Health.
Since the dispersal of the sit-ins on Wednesday, fifty-seven policemen were killed, and 563 injured.
[This article originally appeared on Mada Masr.]