The 100th day of Rabia massacre-UPDATED

Anti-coup protesters in Egypt have marked the 100th day since hundreds of supporters of the ousted Egyptian president Moham Morsi were killed by the army during dispersals on August 14th.

The 100th day of Rabia massacre-UPDATED

World Bulletin / News Desk

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi staged fresh rallies on Friday to commemorate the passage of 100 days since the violent dispersal of their protest camps in Cairo.

On August 14, Egyptian security forces used deadly force to clear the two protest camps by supporters of elected president Mohamed Morsi, leaving hundreds killed and thousands injured.

Supporters of the ousted president staged rallies in Nasr City in eastern Cairo toward the Rabia al-Adawiya square, the site of a six-week sit-in.

Rallies were also staged in Giza, the northern province of Alexandria, the canal province of Suez and the central province of Beni Sueif.

Amid chants against the army and police, demonstrators flashed the four-fingered Rabia sign in memory of the victims of the violent dispersal. Egypt has remained in a state of turmoil since the military establishment deposed democratically elected Morsi following mass protests against his presidency.

Pro-Morsi demonstrators have been staging daily rallies to denounce what they describe as the "military coup" against the elected president and demand his reinstatement.

LIMITED CLASHES

Security forces used teargas to disperse a pro-Morsi rally heading towards eastern Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, the site of one of the two ill-fated sit-ins.

Clashes were also reported between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in southern Cairo's Maadi district.

And in Alexandria's Al-Asafra neighborhood, security forces used teargas to break up clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators.

Pro-democracy demonstrators were forced to end a rally in Giza's Talbiya district after being attacked by unidentified individuals.

Anti-coup protesters in the canal city of Suez, meanwhile, were attacked with fireworks, and a pro-Morsi rally in Mahala in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya was attacked by stone-throwing individuals.

Scores of demonstrators suffered gas inhalation after security forces teargased a pro-democracy rally in the southern province of Assuit.

Four pro-Morsi demonstrators were arrested in the southern province of Qena, meanwhile, on charges of "disrupting traffic."

Supporters of the ousted president also clashed with police in the province of Fayoum after torching a car and a motorcycle.

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