The Hindu News Update Service: "Egyptian cops nab 28 members of largest Islamic group
Cairo, April 24. (AP):Egyptian authorities arrested 28 members of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest Islamist organization, before dawn Saturday in northern Egypt, police and Brotherhood members said.
The arrests followed a 15,000-strong protest in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, where 23 of the arrests were made late Friday and early Saturday, according to Ali Abdel Fattah, a senior member of the Brotherhood. He said 5 others in nearby Menoufia province.
Police confirmed the arrests, and the number of protesters, but did not link the demonstration - believed to be the largest of late by Brotherhood supporters - with the detentions or give any other reason for the crackdown."