One Killed in Clashes as Thousands Protest in Egypt
[An Nahar] A teenager was killed Friday when supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi
...the former president of Egypt. A proponent of the
One Man, One Vote, One Time principle, Morsi won election after the deposal of Hosni Mubarak and jumped to the conclusion it was his turn to be dictator...
clashed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, officials said, as backers of the ousted president rallied in and around Cairo.
The pro-Morsi demonstrations came just a day after the government lifted on Thursday a state of emergency and curfew that had been imposed in August after a deadly crackdown on Islamists in Cairo.
The interior ministry said the 16-year-old boy was hit by birdshot during festivities with supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader in the center of Alexandria and died on his way to hospital.
Without elaborating, it said in a statement that demonstrators from the banned Moslem Brüderbund had fired on their opponents during the festivities in the Mediterranean city.
In Cairo, more than 10,000 Morsi supporters gathered in the Nasr City district after the weekly Friday Mohammedan prayers and then marched towards the Ittihadiya presidential palace, an Agence La Belle France Presse news hound said.
The marchers rolled their eyes, jumped up and down, and hollered poorly rhymed slogans real loud hostile to General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the military chief who overthrew Morsi in July after millions of Egyptians erupted into the streets demanding the Islamist president's resignation.
After Egypt's first democratically elected president was deposed his Moslem Brüderbund movement staged rallies and set up protest camps in Cairo to demand his reinstatement.
The security forces dispersed them in August in a bloody crackdown that left hundreds dead, and more than 2,000 Islamists have been nabbed
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
Following that bloodshed the new interim authorities imposed a three-month state of emergency and curfew in Cairo and 13 other provinces which ended on Thursday.
State news agency MENA reported that thousands of pro-Morsi supporters also demonstrated in the city of Fayyum, south of Cairo.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-16