One killed in clashes in Port Said

One killed in clashes between Morsi supporters, opponents in Port Said

One killed in clashes in Port Said

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was killed and several wounded on Sunday in clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi in the coastal city of Port Said, a medical source told the Anadolu Agency.

Eyewitnesses said the clashes erupted while Morsi supporters were returning from the burial ceremony of Amr Haridi, one of those killed in the vicinity of Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in the wee hours of Saturday.

The mourners clashed with Morsi opponents, leaving five wounded with gunshots.

The Morsi supporters fled the area after they were outnumbered.

But clashes flared up later and one person was shot in the leg, according to witnesses.

The Health Ministry said at least 75 people were killed near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square.

However, medics at a field hospital set up in the square say at least 66 people were killed and 61 others clinically dead.

The Muslim Brotherhood accused security forces of opening fire at its unarmed supporters.

But security forces denied using live ammunition against the protesters, insisting they had only used teargas to disperse the crowds.

Tens of thousands of Morsi supporters staged mass rallies on Friday to demand the ousted president's reinstatement.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was deposed by the army on July 3 after mass demonstrations against his regime.

Since then, his supporters have been staging daily protests and sit-ins to denounce the military coup against the elected president.

Last Mod: 28 Temmuz 2013, 17:22
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