Two anti-coup protesters killed in Egypt's Fayoum

Reda Ramadan died when security forces used teargas and buckshot to disperse pro-democracy supporters in Al-Bandar town in Fayoum province.

Two anti-coup protesters killed in Egypt's Fayoum

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two people were killed and a number of others injured in clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters in central Egypt, state television reported.

In a breaking news alert, local television reported that the two had been killed in clashes in the Fayoum province between security forces and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails.

An unspecified number of people were also injured in the clashes, the broadcaster said, giving no further details.

Earlier in the day, a source in Morsi's main support bloc told Anadolu Agency that a female Morsi supporter had been killed Friday when security forces dispersed a pro-Morsi rally in Al-Bandar town in the Fayoum province.

Reda Ramadan died when security forces used teargas and buckshot to disperse anti-coup demonstrators, the source in the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy said.

Supporters of the ousted president staged several rallies on Friday as part of week-long demonstrations called by the pro-Morsi alliance to protest Egypt's worsening living conditions.

Egypt has been dogged by instability since the army unseated Morsi, the country's first freely elected leader, last July following massive protests against his presidency.

Anti-coup protesters have staged almost daily rallies ever since to demand his reinstatement.

Last Mod: 25 Nisan 2014, 18:07
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