Translated from the original By Nader Shoukry, Copts-United, 4/11/08
The Muslim Brotherhood occupied the press syndicate through a group of smugglers, using sticks and power; they closed the doors of the building to prevent holding the first anti-discrimination conference. They hang banners outside the building with different titles: “The Journalists Refuse the Entrance of Bahais and Copts of Diaspora,” “No to Penetrating the Journalists Union,” “No to Promoting Bahais and Copts,” “Long Live Islam – No for Copts of Diaspora and No for Bahais.”
Mokaram Mohamed Ahmed arrived at the press syndicate, trying to disengage the strike that was spread by the Muslim Brotherhood under the leadership of Gamal Abd AlRhim, the official speaker of the Muslim Brotherhood. The conference attendees are standing outside the building, waiting to enter in order to hold the conference with the president of the Journalist’s Union, who was supposed to speak in the opening session. Also, Mustafa Bakry (Chief Editor of ElEsbooa newspaper) joined the Muslim Brotherhood’s side.
Editor’s Note – Updated News: Mokaram Mohamed Ahmed, President of the Journalist’s Union, was trying to engage the Muslim Brotherhood, but he was beaten up and the conference was moved to the headquarters of Altagama Party.