Violent clashes between supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi that occurred on Friday and Saturday left 74 dead, nine of them in Alexandria and the rest in Cairo, said a health ministry official.
Clashes broke out between supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and police forces near Rabaa al-Adaweya Square in Cairo during the early hours of Saturday.
On the other hand, pro and anti- Mohamed Morsi demonstrators clashed in Alexandria on Friday. Nine died in the clashes.
The number of injured people rose to 748, 269 of which are in Rabaa’s vicinity while 479 are in other governorates, said Khaled al-Khatib, the ministry’s central management emergency unit head.
Of all the injured, 338 left the hospitals after they were treated while 410 are still in hospitals, the Middle East News Agency reported Khatib as saying.
British Foreign Secretary condemns use of violence against Mohamed Morsi protesters
British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the use of violence against protesters after 65 were killed and hundreds were injured in clashes between supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi and police forces early on Saturday.
“I call on all sides to refrain from violence. Now is the time for dialogue, not confrontation. It is the responsibility of leaders on all sides to take steps to reduce tensions,” Hague said in a statement.
“I am deeply concerned by recent events in Egypt, and condemn the use of force against protesters which has led to the loss of lives,” he stated.
Hague called on Egypt’s authorities to release political leaders allied with Mohamed Morsi detained following the July 3 events or to charge them in accordance with the law.
“Such charges must be free from any suspicion that they are politically motivated,” he added.
Hague emphasized Egypt’s need for a political process that includes all groups, including Mohamed Morsi supporters, on an equal footing in order to prepare for holding early fair presidential elections which all parties can contest.
Alexandria clashes between Mohamed Morsi supporters, opponents leave eight dead, 118 injured – Health official
At least eight people were killed and 118 were injured in Alexandria in clashes that erupted Friday between supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, said the director of Alexandria’s university hospital as reported by the state news agency.
The injured are being provided with treatment and are at a stable condition, most of the cases were wounded by sharp objects and rubber bullet shots.
Clashes were renewed between the supporters and opponents of Mohamed Morsi as army and police forces attempted to disperse the demonstrators with teargas.
The two sides exchanged stones and shotgun pellets. The fighting spread to several side streets, causing damage to several shops on Safeya Zaghloul Street.
Official: 20 killed, 177 injured in Cairo’s Nasr City in clashes between Mohamed Morsi loyalists, opponents
At least 20 people were killed and 177 were injured in clashes that erupted early Saturday between supporter of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and the security forces, according to the health ministry as reported by the state news agency.
The violence erupted in the early hours of Saturday between the security forces and Mohamed Morsi loyalists in Cairo’s Nasr City district near their sit-in at the Rabaa al-Adawia Mosque.
The makeshift field hospital of the sit-in had reported that at least 75 were killed and nearly thousand were injured in the clashes.