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Egypt clashes: Mohamed Morsi supporters clash with police

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:54

Zee Media Bureau

Cairo: Even as a US envoy, William Burns, is on a visit in the country, supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with the police on Monday.

Police had to use tear gas to quell the supporters who blocked a main route disrupting movement.

The clashes started after Burns, Assistant Secretary of State, said that the current transitional phase in the country is a second chance to create a democratic state.

The fresh conflict took place after around 50 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed in deadly clashes and hundreds injured after they were holding a sit-in in front of Republican Guard forces club where Morsi is allegedly held.

The Brotherhood accuses the military of opening fire on protesters, while the Army says Morsi supporters instigated the violence.

Morsi was Egypt`s first freely-elected President, succeeding autocrat Hosni Mubarak who was toppled in 2011. The military ousted Morsi after protesters took to the streets calling for his removal.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:19
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