One Dead In Clashes Between Pro-Morsi Protesters And Police

Clashes broke out between supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and security forces Friday afternoon in Giza’s Haram district.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the violence left one killed and 12 arrested.

The clashes reportedly erupted after anti-authorities demonstrators marched in rallies across Giza after Friday’s prayers.

They were dispersed by local residents as well as tear gas fired by the police.

Security forces were then deployed across both Mostafa Mahmoud and Al-Nahda squares, both located in the Giza governorate, to bar other possible protests.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggest that another citizen was killed in Egypt’s second largest city of Alexandria.

The 18 year old Mostafa Kamel Yassin was reportedly killed after he was shot down during clashes between pro-Morsi demonstrators and the police.

Clashes erupted Friday afternoon after dozens of Morsi supporters tried to organise a rally in Agami area, West Alexandria.

Other areas in the coastal city also witnessed clashes between demonstrators and the police on Friday as protesters also attempted to organise three rallies in East and West Alexandria. The security forces dispersed the rallies with tear gases and arrested at least 10 protesters during the clashes.

Similar clashes broke out in Nile delta’s Beheira, Gharabyia, Menoufyia and Fayoum.

An official statements regarding casualties has yet be released from the health ministry.

According to a statement issued by the ministry of interior, 76 ‘rioters’ were arrested and 5 officers were injured during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Friday’s rallies were called for by the Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy.

The protests are part of what the alliance called in a statement issued on Thursday “A second revolutionary wave.”

Source : Ahram online

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