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Pro-Morsi marches across Cairo, governorates dispersed; deaths, injuries reported

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood marches across Cairo and provinces dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets; casualties reported

Ahram Online, Ahram Gate, Saturday 25 Jan 2014
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Security forces have arrested at least 10 protesters from a pro-Mohamed Morsi march in front of a police station in 6th of October.

Two other pro-Morsi marches in western Cairo districts were also dispersed – one in front of Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque in Mohandiseen and another in Giza's Haram, where security officials fired teargas and rubber bullets.

The protests on Saturday had been announced earlier this week by supporters of the ousted Islamist president, including the pro-Morsi National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL), which has deemed the run-up to Egypt's third anniversary of the 25 January 2011 revolution as "The Revolutionary Challenge Week."

The day has witnessed pro-Morsi demonstrations across the capital – in front of Al-Qudsi Mosque in the northern Ain Shams district, as well as in Al-Hay Al-Asher and Mostafa Nahas streets in Nasr City, both of which were halted by security forces.

Several protesters also gathered in the working-class district of Matariya in Cairo, chanting against the military and raising the four-fingered Rabaa sign, a symbol of the pro-Brotherhood Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in that was violently dispersed by the military last August.

Supporters of armed forces chief General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi continued their celebrations in the main squares of the city.

In Minya, security sources said that one protester had been killed and seven injured by gunshot at clashes between Brotherhood supporters and security forces.

In Ismailia, dozens of Brotherhood supporters were dispersed by security forces after organising rallies in the city.

In Assuit city not less than 15 pro-Brotherhood protesters, including several women, were arrested by security forces. Security sources told Al-Ahram Arabic that those arrested were holding banners displaying the yellow four-fingered Rabaa salute associated with supporters of the Brotherhood and ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Several other protests in support of Morsi took place in other towns in the governorate of Assiut where protesters initiated several marches chanting for “a new revolution” and the fall of the "regime."

In Minya, Upper Egypt, a pro-Morsi march leaving from Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque also chanted against “military rule.”

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