UPDATE: The BBC reported on Monday the four ministers have resigned and the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters has been ransacked.
Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo.
People ransacked the building in the Moqattam area and set parts on fire.
Officials say eight people have been killed in clashes outside since Sunday, while eight others have died elsewhere.
Meanwhile, four ministers are reported to have resigned, a day after millions took to the streets across the country to demand the president leave power.
Original report below…
THE STREETS of Egypt continue to explode in violence, as the people rose up against President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, who are being compared to governing the country the same as Hosni Mubarak. The battle is over religious political rule over secular rule, with anti Morsi tweets breaking out on Twitter.
On Sunday, the violence had spread to the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is seen in a tweeted photo above.
“It’s the same politics as Mubarak but we are in a worse situation,” said Sameh al-Masri, one of the organisers of the anti-Morsi protests. “Poverty is increasing, inflation is increasing. It’s much worse than Mubarak.”
Protesters directed their anger not just at Morsi but the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, which in two years has gone from a banned movement to the rulers. “Mosques should be for religion, not for politics,” said Ahmed Sultan, a student.
Huge protests calling for the resignation of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi and early presidential elections are taking place in the capital, Cairo, and other cities.
Tens of thousands of opponents have massed in Tahrir Square and outside the main presidential palace.
One man died when rival groups clashed in a city south of the capital.
In Cairo, stones and petrol bombs were thrown at the headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.
Protest leaders have called on demonstrators to stay on the streets until Mr Morsi resigns.
Ben Wedeman of CNN tweeted the follow picture with this caption: Photo: The anti-Morsi demonstrations are THE biggest I’ve ever seen in #Egypt. #30June