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Egypt orders arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt orders arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader
Pedestrians look as the Egyptian army soldiers divert traffic away from the front of the Egyptian museum in Cairo, July 9, 2013. Photo: Reuters
Published: 7:16 PM, July 10, 2013

CAIRO — Egypt’s prosecutor’s office ordered the arrest today (July 10) of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie on charges of inciting violence outside the Republican Guard headquarters where 55 people were killed on Monday, state news agency MENA reported.

Other senior Brotherhood officials were also ordered held, including Badie’s deputy Mahmoud Ezzat and party leaders Essam El-Erian and Mohamed El-Beltagi.

Thousands of Brotherhood followers have been maintaining a vigil near a mosque in northeast Cairo demanding the reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi, toppled as president by the army last week. REUTERS