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Egypt's Friday clashes leave 12-year-old boy dead

Two people die in clashes in Minya and Damietta, one of them a 12-year-old boy

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Feb 2014
Egypt clashes
In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, a mortally wounded supporter of Egypt's ousted Islamist president is evacuated as another wounded protester lies in the street during clashes with security forces in the Mohandiseen district of Cairo, Egypt (Photo: AP)
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A 12-year-old boy was killed in Minya governorate in Upper Egypt during clashes between Pro-Morsi protesters and security forces Friday afternoon.

According to security sources, the boy was shot dead by birdshot rounds while he was watching the clashes from his balcony in the city of Samalut, Minya.

Aswat Masrya news website also reported that at least one person was killed in clashes in Tabl village in the Nile Delta city of Damietta. According to the security sources, clashes erupted between protesters and locals when Morsi supporters attempted to organize a rally after Friday prayers.

Pro-Morsi demonstrators in Damietta were calling for the release of five detainees who were recently arrested in Tabl village during another protest.

Security forces in Samalut arrested 3 Pro-Morsi protesters who were allegedly in possession of bird shotguns and live ammunition.

There were also clashes in Cairo between security forces and Morsi supporters, a couple of blocks away from Rabaa Square, where hundreds of Islamists were killed when Egypt's interim authorities crushed a sit-in on 14 August 2013.

Based on eye witness accounts, the protesters hurled rocks at security forces and blocked the streets with torched tires. Police forces dispersed the demonstrations with tear gas.

Security forces also tightened security at the Giza directorate and blocked traffic from its location on Mourad Street.

A security source told Al-Ahram Arabic that the decision to tighten the security at the Giza directorate was made after the bombing of the Giza Bridge last Friday which targeted Central Security Forces' vehicles.

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy called on supporters last Thursday to renew protests for the duration of a week in observance of 6 months which have passed since the dispersal of sit-ins at Rabaa Adawiya and El Nahda squares last August.

The sit-ins were dispersed by force and claimed the lives of hundreds.

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15-02-2014 08:13am
Shame and shame
Who are the responsible ?where is court?where is justice?is sisi and his loyal continu this nonsence?no no no
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Hesham Tawfik
14-02-2014 10:06pm
First It is killing not clashes because the clashes happen between arms or equal parties Second Anti-coup protesters not Pro Mursi,because not all protester are PRO MURSI but indeed all of them are ANT-COUP .I mean the JULY 3 coup
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15-02-2014 10:37pm
Pro Morsi/ Pro brotherhood/ pro terrorism
These protesters are Pro MB and Pro terrorism. What happened on July 3rd was the voice of 80 million Egyptians saying we are not Iran we are not Afghanistan we are Egypt. We are good god fearing people who don't need a power hungry group hiding behind religion to manipulate poor and uneducated people into believing they speak for Islam . They do not Islam is innocent for them and their terrorism. Egyptians have washed their hands of the brotherhood they can keep trying they will never be back. I love Egypt I love Islam May Allah protect us from these terrorists inchalah

14-02-2014 09:53pm
Maintaining authority is more important than human life
We must maintain law and order even at the expense of having thousands dead. Human life comes always second after law and order.
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Janet officer
14-02-2014 08:58pm
When are they going to stop his violence? Needless death after needless death! What have these children done to deserve to be treated like this? It's unforgivable. These violent protesters need to take a good long hard look at themselves. They will not be rewarded in heaven and I can't imagine their god Allah would condone this violence and needless loss of life.
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