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Clashes toll in Fayoum rises to 8 dead, 70 injured

At least 8 people killed, 70 wounded in Fayoum, south of Cairo, as violent clashes between Islamists and police raged on nationwide

Aswat Masriya (Reuters), Friday 16 Aug 2013
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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 broke out when a pro-Morsi 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 Mursi’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”.

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