“Egypt protesters ransack headquarters of President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood on 2nd day of demos”

CBS/AP

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CAIRO – Protesters have stormed and ransacked the Cairo headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi‘s Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group.

An Associated Press video journalist at the scene says protesters stormed the six-story building in an eastern Cairo district Monday morning, leaving the heavily fortified villa with furniture and files.

Footage on local TV networks showed smashed windows and smoke billowing out of the building. One protester was seen removing the Muslim Brotherhood sign from the building’s front wall.

The storming of the Brotherhood’s headquarters followed overnight clashes between armed Morsi supporters barricaded inside the building and young protesters pelting it with firebombs and rocks.

At least 10 people were killed during Sunday’s protests, five of them in provinces south of the capital Cairo. Activists said five more were killed outside the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

On Sunday, supporters of the Islamist leader barricaded inside the Brotherhood office opened fire on protesters pelting the suburban villa with rocks and firebombs. A fire broke out in the heavily fortified building.

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