Pro-Morsi supporter killed in Cairo

An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Muslim Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed away from Cairo's Tahrir Square by security forces.

Pro-Morsi supporter killed in Cairo

World Bulletin/News Desk

Clashes erupted in several Egyptian cities on Friday after supporters of deposed President President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets to demand the end of army-backed rule, in defiance of a security crackdown.

An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Muslim Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed away from Cairo's Tahrir Square by security forces, a Reuters witness said.

Medical sources said one Brotherhood supporter had died from a gunshot wound in clashes in the centre of the capital.

Onlookers threw rocks at the pro-Mursi protesters, who hurled them back. Riot police had earlier fired tear gas to push back the march.

Thousands of protesters headed toward the site of a Brotherhood protest camp in northeast Cairo which was crushed by security forces in August.

Members of the Brotherhood, which has been banned by court order, tried to reach the presidential palace but were turned back by police.

Fighting also erupted in Egypt's second city Alexandria and two Nile Delta cities.

Last Mod: 04 Ekim 2013, 17:55
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