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One killed, dozens injured in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents

Egyptian security forces fired teargas to disperse clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in Giza, Alexandria and Suez

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Nov 2013
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File photo: Clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi (Photo: Reuters)
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One child was killed and dozens injured during limited clashes on Friday afternoon between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez following protests called by the pro-Morsi National Coalition in Support of Legitimacy.

The working class district of Omraniya in Giza witnessed violent clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and their opponents. According to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website, the protesters blocked the streets in the area using torched tires. Security forces dispersed the clashes with teargas.

The head of Egypt’s Ambulance Authority Ahmed Al-Ansary announced in a statement that a 12-year-old child, whose identity remains unknown, has been killed in the Giza clashes in addition to six injured.  

Meanwhile, in the port city of Suez, clashes also erupted between Morsi supporters and their opponents and between them and security forces near the Suez security directorate.

The security forces also used teargas to disperse the pro-Morsi protesters. According to health ministry officials in the city, no less than four citizens were injured in the clashes, including one firearm headshot currently in critical condition.

Security forces accused the pro-Morsi supporters of throwing fireworks at the Central Security Forces (CSF) conscripts.

Earlier in Alexandria’s Sidi Bishr district, a pro-Morsi rally engaged in clashes with opponents from the area. Security forces also used teargas to disperse the crowd, arresting a number of Morsi supporters.

Thousands of Morsi supporters organised protests on Friday in several provinces across Egypt under the name "Egypt’s women are a red line" to object the recent arrests of women protesting in solidarity with ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Head of Egypt’s Ambulance Authority Ahmed Al-Ansary had also announced that three more were injured in the Sharqiya governorate in front of El-Fatah Mosque, where protests were being held, and were transferred to the hospital. One injury was also reported in the Beheira governorate.

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