Brotherhood supporters clash with security in Cairo

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) – Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with security forces in Maryouteya area in Egypt, Cairo’s Haram below the ring road on Friday evening.

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ON TV aired live footage showing security firing teargas bombs to disband the protesters who torched car tires and hurled stones at police forces.

Two conscripts were injured in the clashes.

Two armoured vehicles chased the protesters as security forces fired warning shots in the air to disperse them, ON TV’s correspondent reported.

Security forces arrested seven people in the clashes, the correspondent added.

In a separate incident, clashes broke out between pro-Brotherhood demonstrators and the police in Egypt, Cairo’s Gesr al-Suez Street near Alf Maskan area.

The clashes erupted when police forces attempted to disperse a Brotherhood march in the area.

The demonstrators hurled stones and empty bottles at the police, prompting security forces to retaliate by firing teargas bombs.

Five people have been killed in Friday’s clashes in several cities of Egypt during demonstrations which the National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called for.

Death toll in Friday’s clashes rises to four

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) – Four people were killed on Friday in several cities of Egypt when violence flared up between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces.

In Alexandria, the death toll rose to two after a man died of a gunshot wound in hospital, medical sources said.

A woman was also killed earlier in Alexandria, Egypt after she was shot during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Sidi Beshr.

Police forces arrested 30 Brotherhood supporters in today’s protests, said Nasser al-Abd, head of police investigations in Alexandria, Egypt.

Two people were killed in clashes in Fayoum and Ismailia, the health ministry reported earlier.

The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called for demonstrating on Friday to voice support for ousted Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi prior to his trial on 8 January.

Woman shot dead in Alexandria, Egypt clashes

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) – One woman was shot dead during clashes that broke out between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt, Alexandria’s Sidi Beshr on Friday, a medical source at Alexandria’s health ministry headquarters said.

A man was also injured in the clashes, the source added.

Police disperse two Brotherhood marches in Alexandria

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) – Police forces tear-gassed a march for supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Alexandria’s Miami and Bitash areas on Friday.

Four groups of demonstrators in support of the Brotherhood marched after Friday prayer to call for boycotting the referendum.

The demonstrators chanted against the armed forces and the Muslim Brotherhood as they marched.

On the other hand, scores of supporters of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi staged a demonstration to voice support for the constitution and to urge Sisi to run for president.

One killed in Fayoum clashes

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) – One person was shot dead in the head on Friday during clashes between pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters and police forces in Masalla area in Fayoum, said Medhat Shoukri, undersecretary of the Health Ministry in Fayoum.

The man has not been identified yet, Shoukri added.

Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters took part in three marches as part of demonstrations which the National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy has called for.

Police disperse Brotherhood protest at constitutional court

CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) – Police forces fired teargas bombs at a pro-Muslim Brotherhood march on the Nile Corniche in Cairo’s Maadi after they had attempted to cut the road in front of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.

A group for Brotherhood supporters marched from a mosque in Maadi after the Friday prayer and headed to the Nile Corniche to cut the road at the court.

Security forces tear-gassed the demonstrators to disband them.

The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy, which backs ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, has called for demonstrations on Friday to protest against the continuous escalation against supporters of the Brotherhood.

The protests also aim to voice support for Morsi whose trial on charges of killing protesters and espionage will take place on 8 January.

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