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Egypt police resort to tear gas at pro-Morsi protests

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 21:42

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

Cairo: Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group during the fresh clashes in Alexandria and Suez on Friday.

The supporters held demonstrations to maintain pressure on the military to reinstate Morsi and to set aside Army General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.

Many were chanting slogans against Egypt Army and had blocked the main road to Mediterranean seafront.

The fresh clashes broke out when those stuck in traffic jam started pelting stones on the demonstrators. The police intervened by firing tear gas shots.

Islamist leader Morsi was overthrown along with his Muslim Brotherhood-led government on July 3. Many had claimed that the ousted president had overstepped his authority during his one year tenure.

A few days back, more than 50 people were killed in clashes between Morsi’s supporters and opponents.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 21:42
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