Troops fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters

Clashes were also reported in central Cairo's Ramses Square, Giza, Alexandria

Troops fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian security forces on Sunday fired tear gas to disperse mass protests staged by pro-democracy activists in the provinces of Cairo, Giza and Alexandria.

A pro-democracy protest marching from Dokki to Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square was blocked by security forces, which used tear gas to break the rally.

Clashes were also reported in central Cairo's Ramses Square.

An Anadolu Agency correspondent said security forces fired tear gas at pro-democracy protests in southern Cairo.

Troops also closed Cairo University Bridge in Giza to prevent pro-democracy protesters from reaching Nahda Square, the site of a six-week support camp for the ousted president violently dispersed by security forces on August 14.

Cairo subway services were partially suspended as tensions grow up on the streets.

In Alexandria, 35 pro-democracy protesters were arrested for trying to put 'Rabaa Sign' posters on the walls of several buildings.

At least 12 people suffered gas inhalation and were injured in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in the canal province of Suez.

Last Mod: 06 Ekim 2013, 17:41
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