Egypt: seven Morsi supporters killed in clashes with police

Four killed in Heliopolis (Cairo) as protesters lob Molotovs

17 January, 18:26

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, JANUARY 17 - Four Morsi supporters were shot dead Friday in heavy clashes with police in the Cairo district of Heliopolis, security sources said.

    Protesters returned fire with Molotov cocktails.

    Two more pro-Morsi protesters died in Fayoum Governorate and one died in 6th of October City, south of Cairo. Police used tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi protesters blocking a main road in Maadi, in downtown Cairo. Also in the capital, in the Ain Shams area, a security checkpoint - which earlier reports said was a police station - was set on fire.

    Residents of El-Hawamdeyya, in Giza, attacked pro-Morsi protesters with fireworks. Clashes were reported in the upscale Mohandessin district near Cairo, in Nasr City, on Al Azhar and Cairo university campuses - where a student was killed Thursday - and in Suez, Beheira, Sharqiya, and Alexandria, where 14 protesters were arrested. Three people were wounded in clashes in Ismailiyah.

    Security measures have been beefed up around the Ittihadiya presidential palace and in Rabba and Tahrir squares, where dozens of government supporters rallied for a few hours, chanting slogans in favor of the military, MENA state news agency reported. (ANSAmed).

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