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Jul 6, 2013

Islamist protests hit cities across Egypt, at least 24 dead

CAIRO (Reuters) – At least 24 people died across Egypt on Friday as Islamists opposed to the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets to vent their fury at what they say was a military coup.

Fierce clashes in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria left 12 dead and 200 injured, while in Cairo, five people were killed as pro- and anti-Mursi protesters ran amok in central areas and armored personnel carriers rumbled among them to restore calm.

Jul 6, 2013
Jul 6, 2013
Jul 5, 2013

Mursi supporters to protest after overthrow, arrests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamist allies of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Mursi, called on people to protest on Friday to express outrage at his overthrow by the army and to reject a planned interim government backed by their liberal opponents.

Dozens of people were wounded in clashes in Mursi’s home city on Thursday, raising fears of more of the violence in which several dozen have died in the past month. There were also militant attacks in the restive Sinai peninsula, next to Israel.

Jul 5, 2013
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