2 Protesters killed in opposition rally in Egypt

2 Protesters killed in opposition rally in Egypt's Fayoum and Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood website

2 Protesters killed in opposition rally in Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two young protesters were reportedly killed Friday when Egyptian security forces dispersed rallies staged by anti-regime demonstrations in capital Cairo and the central Fayoum province.

An engineering student was killed when security forces "assaulted" a rally in the Ain Shams neighborhood in eastern Cairo, the "Students against the Coup" group said on its Facebook page.

Another student was reportedly shot dead during clashes that erupted between security forces and protesters during a rally staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Fayoum, a pro-Muslim Brotherhood website said.

The Egyptian authorities have yet to confirm the fatalities.

Egypt has remained in turmoil since the military ousted Morsi – Egypt's first democratically elected president – last year following opposition protests against his rule.

Ever since, Morsi's supporters have staged almost daily rallies to denounce what they describe as last year's "military coup" against the elected president.

Last Mod: 07 Kasım 2014, 16:42
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