Pro-Morsi groups protest, clash with police around Egypt

Nov. 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

CAIRO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Demonstrations called Friday afternoon by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi turned into clashes with security forces, authorities said.

Pro-Morsi groups called for demonstrations after Friday prayers under the slogan "Egypt's women are a red line," Ahram Online reported. The protests were aimed at recent arrests of women at demonstrations.

A 12-year-old child was killed in Giza, outside Cairo, Ahram Online said. The child had not been identified, the head of Egypt's ambulance agency said.

In Suez, Morsi supporters battled with opponents of the former president, officials said. Police used tear gas on the pro-Morsi protesters and at least one person was wounded by a gunshot and reported in critical condition.

There were similar battles in Alexandria.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories