Egyptian child killed in pro-Morsi Cairo rally

The child died from birdshot injuries after security forces dispersed a pro-Morsi rally in the Al-Matarya district northwest of capital Cairo

Egyptian child killed in pro-Morsi Cairo rally

World Bulletin/News Desk

A child was killed on Friday in clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in eastern Cairo, according to a source from Morsi's main support bloc.

The child died from birdshot injuries after security forces dispersed a pro-Morsi rally in the Al-Matarya district northwest of capital Cairo, a source from the pro-Morsi National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy told Anadolu Agency.

According to the source, security forces used teargas and shotguns loaded with birdshot to disperse protesters.

"The child happened to be near the site of the clashes," the source said.

There has been no comment from Egyptian authorities regarding the claims.

Morsi supporters staged a fresh round of protests on Friday in response for a call by the National Alliance for week-long protests against Egypt's military-backed authorities.

Morsi, the country's first freely elected president, was ousted by the military last year following opposition protests against his one-year rule.

Ever since his ouster, Morsi's supporters have continued to stage frequent rallies to denounce what they describe as last year's "military coup" against the elected leader.

Last Mod: 24 Ekim 2014, 17:00
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