Egypt, Cairo – Families of Egyptians arrested in the United Arab Emirates over breaching national security charges were assaulted by Tahrir opposition sit-inners Sunday while demonstrating outside Arab League HQ.
The arrestees allegedly belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Attackers carried swords and sticks in the clashes that injured 15 before Arab League security intervened.
A Tahrir sit-inner had asked one of the demonstrators on the reason behind the stand starting a verbal fight that quickly escalated to a violent confrontation when the inquiring Tahrir sit-inner called in his friends to help, eye witnesses reported.
Families of the detainees wanted the Arab League to mediate in the case of their relatives in the UAE.