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Two killed in Alexandria in pro-Morsi marches

Two people are killed and three police officers injured in the clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi supporters in Alexandria Wednesday

Ahram Online , Thursday 2 Jan 2014
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Two people were killed late Wednesday night in clashes between pro-Morsi supporters and security forces in Alexandria, according to sources from the  Ministry of Health, reported Ahram arabic gate Thursday.

According to sources in the ambulance authority, the victims, Ahmed Badie and Mostafa Hamorsh, were shot during the clashes in Galeem area in Alexandria.

Police general Nasser El-Abd said the clashes resulted in the injury of a police officer and two low ranking policemen.

Several areas in Alexandria Wednesday witnessed clashes between pro-Morsi supporters and security forces after the attempt of the Morsi supporters to organise rallies calling on people to boycott the upcoming constitutional referendum.

Last week, the interim government designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, allowing security forces to disperse protests of Brotherhood members and supporters by force.

Heavy penalties are threatened for those participating in Brotherhood protests.

Egypt's amended constitution will be put to a referendum 14-15 January 2014.

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