facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Deaths in Salamut, Damietta, in pro-Morsi protests in Egypt

Feb. 14, 2014 at 3:16 PM   |   Comments

CAIRO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Clashes across Egypt between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces Friday left two dead, one a boy, 12, in the city of Samalut, authorities said.

The boy was shot and killed by birdshot rounds as he watched the confrontations from his balcony, security forces said.

Three supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi were arrested In Salamut, Ahram Online reported.

One person was killed in the city of Damietta in clashes that erupted after Morsi supporters attempted to organize a rally after Friday prayers, the news website Aswat Masyra reported.

Security was strengthened in Cairo and Giza before demonstrations by Morsi supporters against the interim government. Clashes occurred, with protesters throwing rocks at security forces, but no deaths or injuries were reported, Ahram Online said.

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, a coalition led by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, called for a new round of demonstrations Friday -- the typical day of protest in Egypt -- to mark six months since a deadly police raid on pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo, Ahram Online said.

Egyptian security forces deployed armored vehicles and riot police to Cairo's Tahrir Square, ground zero for 2011 mass protests that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, the Middle East News Agency reported.

A crackdown on Morsi's supporters since his ouster has shrunk the size of the demonstrations, Ahram Online said. Thousands of Morsi supporters have been arrested and hundreds have been killed.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
2
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
3
Navy SEAL who claims to be Bin Laden's shooter to reveal identity on Fox News Navy SEAL who claims to be Bin Laden's shooter to reveal identity on Fox News
4
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
5
Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback