Egyptians protest at Muslim Brotherhood offices

March 22, 2013
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Egyptians shout anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans as they wave a national flag during a demonstration in Talaat Harb Square, downtown, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, March 22, 2013. Thousands of protesters from different areas of Cairo are marching on Friday to express their rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Morsi's rule. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO (AP) — Some 3,000 anti-Muslim Brotherhood protesters are rallying outside the Egyptian Islamist group's Cairo headquarters as riot police separate them from hundreds of Brotherhood supporters.

Young men wielding tree branches and broken bottles chanted Friday against Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood.

One protester held up a poster that read: "Who is ruling Egypt?"

The opposition charges that the Brotherhood's leadership is influencing Morsi. The Brotherhood denies that.

Tensions are high after Brotherhood members beat protesters spray-painting graffiti outside the group's headquarters in Cairo last weekend. Journalists also were assaulted in the skirmish. The Brotherhood says the building's guards were provoked by the protesters.