Violence hit Damietta, north of Cairo, late Sunday as dozens of furniture manufacturers protested rising material prices and condemned the policies of President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The protesters blocked the Nile road and paralyzed traffic on early hours of Monday. Some demonstrators fought with drivers who attempted to pass through burning tyres. Others craftsmen besieged the province’s chamber of commerce. Meanwhile, another group of protesters set fire to the office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party at Galaa Street, pelting fire engines with stones as they came to put the fire out.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm