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Friday, September 6, 2013

Egypt: Clashes erupted during pro-Morsi and pro-army protests held in several cities of the country

Pro-Morsy protesters 
Several demonstrations in support of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsy organized by Alliance in Support of Legitimacy backed by Muslim Brotherhood have been held on Friday, 6 September, in Cairo and several other Egyptian cities including Alexandria, Suez, Damietta and others as well.

Egypt’s Islamists’ and Morsy’s supporters keep demanding reinstatement of Mohamed Morsy as Egypt’s President and refuse to accept the roadmap for the future of Egyptian politics imposed by Armed Forces. Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters also protests against violent treatment of the Morsy’s supporters and also against the wave of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood’s members including its leading figures.

After Thursday’s car bomb explosions happened in Cairo’s Nasr City and resulted in 1 person dead and 21 injured Muslim Brotherhood representatives have strongly condemned the explosion and called for the Friday demonstrations in order to deliver the message of Islamist forces and supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and pretests the violence which will not help to find the solution for the deep political crisis in Egypt.

Thus several Muslim Brotherhood’s and pro-Morsi marches have been held on Friday in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities, but the numbers of those participated have been relatively law comparing to the previous protests of Islamist supporters.

In addition to that there have been also several pro-army marches happening in Cairo and other cities as well to support June 30 Revolution resulted in ouster of Mohamed Morsy. Demonstrators have been holding the pictures of Armed Forces Head Abdel Fattah El-Sissi.

Meanwhile the clashes erupted between the pro-Morsy protesters and their rivals as the sides have been attacking each other and throwing the rocks and stones. Police forces have arrived in order to disperse the crowds and to stop the clashes.

But the numbers of the protesters haven’t been high, somehow due to the curfew imposed in Cairo and several Egyptian cities since 11 p.m. and on Friday since 7 p.m., what prevented protesters to gather in big numbers and on a regularly basis.

The clashes left dozens people injured and at least two people dead, one in Alexandria and one in Nile Delta city of Damietta, according to Egypt’s Health Ministry.