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Friday clashes in Egypt leave 30 dead, 1138 injured

Amid huge, nationwide clashes between supporters of now-deposed president Morsi and opposition, 30 have died announces the health ministry

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Jul 2013
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Supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi clash on the 6 October bridge, near Maspero, where Egypt's state tv and radio station is located, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. (Photo: AP)
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Friday’s clashes across 19 governorates have left 30 dead and 1138 injured, announces Egypt's health ministry.

The clashes erupted between supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was fielded by the Muslim Brotherhood, against opponents and security forces.

Morsi's supporters staged nationwide protests against his removal from power on Wednesday evening. The protesters accuse the Armed Forces of staging a coup against an elected president and are, therefore, violating democratic legitimacy.

Protesters died in several cities and districts, including Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Assiut, Luxor, Al Arish and Ismailia.

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