Security forces round up twenty-six Muslim Brotherhood leaders over their alleged involvement in violent clashes in Egypt`s Nile Delta city of Tanta on Friday.
Egyptian authorities on Saturday referred twenty-six Muslim Brotherhood leaders to State Security Emergency Prosecution in the Delta governorate of Daqahliya.
The detainees are charged with incitement to murder and over their alleged involvement in the besieging of the governorate headquarters and security directorate building during Friday rallies supporting deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Deadly clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in the city of Tanta, leaving two dead and at least twenty-five injured.
On Saturday afternoon, prosecutors visited the site of the clashes to examine the scene and ordered forensics to review the medical reports of the two killed in Friday’s violence.
A Tanta security official announced on Friday that the identity of one of those killed is still unknown. The other has been confirmed as Mohamed Abdullah, who is believed to have been a Morsi loyalist.
The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, an Islamist coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood against Morsi’s ouster, announced it would stage demonstrations dubbed the `Friday of Martyrs` nationwide to protest the deadly crackdown on their sit-ins last week by security forces.
However, Egypt witnessed a significant low pro-Morsi protester turnout in comparison to recent previous Fridays.
[This article originally appeared on Ahram Online.]