Minor clashes between Morsi supporters, opponents in Cairo

The violence ended when local preachers intervened and persuaded pro-Morsi demonstrators to leave the area.

Minor clashes between Morsi supporters, opponents in Cairo

World Bulletin/News Desk

Minor clashes erupted on Friday between supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in northern Cairo, eyewitnesses said.

The clashes broke out outside the Khazendarah Mosque in Cairo's Shubra district, where a number of Morsi's supporters were gathering for a planned march after Friday prayers, according to eyewitnesses.

Some injuries were reported.

The violence ended when local preachers intervened and persuaded pro-Morsi demonstrators to leave the area.

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of largely Islamist groups and figures, is holding mass protests on Friday to demand Morsi's release and reinstatement as president.

Since his ouster by the military on July 3, Morsi's supporters have been staging daily mass demonstrations and sit-ins nationwide against the military coup and to demand his return to power.

Army chief and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, meanwhile, has also called for mass protests today in hopes of obtaining a public mandate to "confront terrorism and violence."

Last Mod: 26 Temmuz 2013, 18:13
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