Mursi Brotherhood Rally Leads to Gun-Fire and Deaths in Egypt [LIVE]

Mursi Brotherhood Rally Leads to Gun-Fire and Deaths in Egypt [LIVE]

Clashes erupted between residents in Alexandria’s Moharram Bek neighbourhood and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood as the latter group staged a march against the “June 30 revolution” and the Egyptian army on Friday.

Live feed of protests and more on the latest news below

The area’s residents were able to break up the march. All pro-Mursi demonstrators then headed to Mahatet Masr Square.

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Hundreds of Islamists organised a demonstration in the square during which they held green cards to protest Mursi’s ouster.

The demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing the army and Defence Minister Major General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Hundreds also demonstrated at al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque and in Sidi Gaber Square to demand that the army and Sisi provide a time table for the proposed roadmap.

On the other hand, several activists urged interim President Adli Mansour to issue a presidential pardon for all political activists who have been detained since the 2011 revolution.

The activists said that this will positively affirm the interim president’s legitimacy.

Islamists fire at diocese in Qena during march

Islamists supporting former president Mohamed Mursi and members of the hardline Islamist group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya fired at a diocese in Qena while marching on Friday, an Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported.

Mursi Brotherhood Rally Leads to Gun-Fire and Deaths in Egypt [LIVE]

The protesters also ransacked two offices as they marched to the governorate’s headquarters, the eyewitness added.

Shura Council sessions suspended until further notice

Egypt’s Shura Council, headed by Ahmed Fahmi, will not convene until its fate is decided, a council statement said on Friday.

The statement the armed forces issued last Wednesday did not discuss the fate the council.

21 injured as thousands march in Damanhour to support Mursi

Twenty-one people were injured in Beheira’s Damanhour when the city’s residents clashed with supporters of former president Mohamed Mursi on Friday noon.

Three of those injured were shot with live ammunition.

Around five thousand pro-Mursi demonstrators were marching from al-Hedaya Mosque when some residents attacked them, an Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported.

The police dispersed the crowds with teargas.

In Kafr al-Dawwar city, hundreds staged a demonstration to declare their support for what they called Mursi’s legitimacy.

Update: Prosecutor General resigns for fear of conflict of interest

Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud resigned from his post on Friday “for fear of possible conflict of interest”.

Mahmoud asked to be returned to the judiciary and said he feared a possible conflict of interest when making decisions regarding those who previously sacked him.

In his resignation letter, Mahmoud explained that this step comes after the goal has been achieved and the message has been delivered.

After former president Mohamed Mursi was ousted on Wednesday, a court reinstated Mahmoud as prosecutor general.

Mahmoud sent a request to the Supreme Judicial Council asking to be returned to the judiciary.

BREAKING: Prosecutor General resigns from post

Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud resigned from his post on Friday “for fear of possible conflict of interest”.

BREAKING: Egypt’s president appoints political, constitutional advisors

Egypt’s President Adli Mansour appointed Ali Awad Saleh as a presidential constitutional advisor and Mostafa Hegazi as a presidential political advisor on Friday morning, the state television reported.

One soldier dead, three injured in Sinai attacks

One soldier was killed and three others were injured in an assault armed men launched on Friday morning on several army and police checkpoints and a Sinai airport.

The attackers bombed Arish Airport with rocket-propelled grenades, sources said.

An Apache helicopter hit one of the cars used in the attack on the airport, eyewitnesses reported.

Another group of armed men bombed a central security forces in the Ahrash area in Rafah city with two rocket-propelled grenades.

Some armed men also attacked the Goura checkpoint, killing one soldiers and injuring three others.

Military and police reinforcements will shortly arrive in the area in case more attacks happen, a source said.

Dozens injured in Sharqiya in Brotherhood supporters, opponents clash

Dozens of people were injured in Zagazig city in Sharqiya when supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood exchanged birdshot and stones on Thursday.

A group of pro-Brotherhood demonstrators gathered to stage marches in several areas to denounce former president Mohamed Mursi’s ouster.

Some demonstrators then clashed with a group of anti-Mursi protesters. Several shop fronts were destroyed and dozens suffered cuts and bruises.

Police broke up the fighting using teargas and arrested 11 people on charges of instigating violence.

Dozens were treated on the spot while 30 were transferred to Zagazig New General Hospital.

This content is from : Aswat Masriya


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