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Egyptian presidential candidate's offices attacked

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 02:13

May 28 - Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq's headquarters were attacked by protesters as his opponents held rallies against him in Tahrir Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT -NO REPORTER NARRATION A group of Egyptian protesters set fire to the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo on Monday (May 28), the state news agency reported, after the ex-prime minister made it into the second round of the vote. The privately-owned Al-Hayat channel broadcast images of a the fire at Shafiq's campaign office in the Cairo district of Dokki, saying it had been caused by a group of protesters. It said there were no injuries. Shafiq was Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and his success in the first round of the presidential vote has angered protesters who regard him as a symbol of the deposed president's rule. Shafiq will face the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi in the June 16-17 run-off. The state news agency MENA said a group of protesters had broken into the campaign office and vandalized it before setting it ablaze. In Tahrir Square, anti-Shafiq protesters gathered to show their displeasure at Shafiq's election success. They clashed with unknown assailants, with two foreigners seen running for shelter as tensions mounted.

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Egyptian presidential candidate's offices attacked

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 02:13