Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi barged into two churches and two schools in Minya’s Mallawi on Friday. (Also see: Mohamed Morsi Supporters Rally Across Egypt After Army Crackdown)
Supporters of Mohamed Morsi attacked and looted the Catholic and the Anglican Churches as well as the Good Shepherd School and the Tahrir Schools Complex in Egypt, an Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported.
They also torched the Anglican Church, she added.
Some residents heard explosions in the area surrounding the Anglican Church. The source of these explosions could not be immediately verified.
Fire rages in Arab Contractors’ building downtown Cairo – Egypt’s State TV
The Arab Contractors’ building in downtown Cairo caught fire on Friday, Egypt state television said.
“Shooting at ambulances prevents fire engines from reaching the building,” the channel added.
The channel aired live footage showing the fire as it raged.
Egypt: Clashes between Shubra residents, Mohamed Morsi supporters intensify
Clashes intensified between residents of Shubra area, Egypt and scores of militants supporting former President Mohamed Morsi on Friday, the state news agency reported.
Gunshots fired by Mohamed Morsi supporters at the residents were heard in the area, the agency’s correspondent said.
Shubra residents tried to force the attackers away from Shubra towards al-Laymoun Bridge leading to Ramsis area.
Egypt’s several residents were injured in the clashes while some youths decided to form vigilante groups to defend Shubra Police Station against attempts of armed Muslim Brotherhood elements to break into it.
Some military aircrafts circled over the area.
Curfew violations in Egypt to be dealt with seriously – army source
An army source said on Friday that curfew violations will not be taken lightly, the Egyptian state television reported.
He called on all citizens to stay home after 7 p.m. as the country faces a new wave of violence in Egypt.
Egypt announced a nationwide month-long state of emergency and imposed a curfew in 12 governorates on Wednesday following the death of over 90 people in the crackdown against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
The number of deaths since Wednesday has jumped to over 600 while injuries are estimated at thousands.
Egypt says it will stand up to Muslim Brotherhood’s “terrorist scheme”
Egypt’s cabinet, armed forces, police and people all stand united in the face of “the supporters of Mohamed Morsi’s brutal, terrorist scheme on Egypt”, the cabinet said in a statement.
Security forces confronted many terrorist elements and outlaws, the cabinet said on Friday.
The statement said that some of the Mohamed Morsi supporters’ terrorist elements were arrested, but it did not give names.
The cabinet urged Egypt’s citizens to uphold their unity and ignore all calls for division in light of the ongoing violence.
Clashes toll in Fayoum, Egypt rises to 8 dead, 70 injured
Eight people died and 70 were injured in Fayoum, following clashes between security forces and supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi on Friday, medical sources reported.
Some protesters seized an army tank but the army and a group of Fayoum residents managed to retrieve it, an Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported.
The clashes in Egypt broke out when a Mohamed Morsi supporter march reached the Sawaqi Square and some young boys hurled stones at it.
Police forces intervened and fired shots in the air and teargas to disperse the protesters.
On the other hand, tens of thousands of the Muslim Brotherhood’s and Mohamed Morsi’s supporters marched from various mosques and finally merged into one march that roamed Fayoum’s main streets.
The marching demonstrators chanted, “Down with the military rule” and “Islamic state, Islamic state”.
Egypt: Six killed, 149 injured in clashes in Tanta, Kafr al-Sheikh
Clashes between security forces and Mohamed Morsi supporters in Tanta, Egypt left four dead and 68 injured, said Mohamed Sharshar, the health ministry’s undersecretary in Gharbiya governorate.
The injuries ranged from gunshots and shotgun pellets to cuts and cases of suffocation from teargas.
Security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed earlier on Friday in Tanta, Egypt. Armored vehicles and Tanta residents chased the Mohamed Morsi supporters in the streets.
In Kafr al-Sheikh, two were killed and 81 were injured when security forces and Brotherhood members clashed, head of the city’s ambulance authority said.
Police forces fired teargas at a march organized by the National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy in Kafr al-Sheikh, leaving scores injured.