Muslim Brotherhood Arrests Reported As Egypt Protests Continue

CAIRO, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group ahead of planned countrywide protests on Friday, a lawyer representing the detained men said.Lawyer Abdel-Moni…

CAIRO, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group ahead of planned countrywide protests on Friday, a lawyer representing the detained men said.

Lawyer Abdel-Moniem Abdel-Maksoud said at least eight senior figures had been held in raids in the early hours of Friday, including spokesmen Essam El-Erian, Mohamed Mursi and Hamdy Hassan.

“The reason is of course known: it’s what is expected to happen tomorrow,” he said.

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