An Egyptian protester lights flares during a demonstration in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on January 25, 2013
An Egyptian protester lights flares during a demonstration in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on January 25, 2013. Egyptian protesters have set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood party headquarters in the canal city of Ismailiya, according to an AFP reporter. © Mohammed Abed - AFP
An Egyptian protester lights flares during a demonstration in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square on January 25, 2013
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Last updated: January 25, 2013

Egyptian protesters torch Brotherhood party headquarters

Egyptian protesters on Friday set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood party headquarters in the canal city of Ismailiya, an AFP reporter said.

Black smoke could be seen coming out of the windows of the apartment housing the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) offices, as Egyptians staged nationwide rallies against President Mohamed Morsi on the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought Islamists to power.

The Muslim Brotherhood said protesters also attempted to storm one of its offices in the Cairo district of Tawfikiya.

An AFP correspondent at the scene said protesters were throwing stones at a building and being chased by residents of Tawfikiya. The sound of shooting could also be heard, but the source was not immediately clear

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