Egyptian Candidate’s Office Attacked

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Supporters express their anger outside the ransacked headquarters of presidential candidate Ahmad Shafiq in Cairo May 28, 2012. Attackers set fire Monday to the headquarters of Egyptian presidential runoff candidate Ahmed Shafiq, an ex-prime minister under the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/GettyImages)

A mob of several hundred people attacked the Cairo campaign headquarters of Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq on Monday. They broke windows, destroyed campaign posters, and set the building on fire, according to witnesses. Shafiq took second in last week’s round of voting and he will be running against the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi during the runoff election in June. Shafiq served as Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, and there is fear that his presidency would be an extension of the Mubarak regime.