Egypt clashes kill 1

2013-11-15 22:24
Egyptian riot police try to quell clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. (AFP /STR)

Egyptian riot police try to quell clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohammed Morsi in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. (AFP /STR)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - Several thousand supporters of Egypt's ousted president rallied Friday as security forces deployed extra police officers and soldiers for the first weekend since a curfew across much of the country ended.

Clashes between supporters of toppled leader Mohammed Morsi and residents in Alexandria killed a 16-year-old boy, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said Ihab Selim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest in the fighting and it was unclear who fired the shot.

The statement said police arrested seven Morsi supporters over the clashes.

A coalition supporting Morsi also peacefully protested at the presidential palace in Cairo. The military overthrew Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood-backed government in a popularly supported coup 3 July.

Supporters held near-daily protests since Morsi was toppled, with some demonstrations ending in bloody clashes with security forces or opponents.

Friday's planned protests largely fizzled out with fewer participants. In the recent weeks, the numbers of protesters have fallen sharply as authorities have arrested hundreds of Brotherhood leaders and rank-and-file members.

This Friday also marked the first weekend since the end of emergency rule in the country, following an 14 August security force crackdown on camps of Morsi supporters in Cairo that killed more than 600 people and sparked days of unrest. A curfew over much of the country ended with it.

Worried about potential unrest from the curfew ending, authorities deployed extra police officers and soldiers to the streets. They also positioned armoured personnel carriers at some major squares.

Read more on:    egypt  |  north africa  |  egypt crisis

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.