Egypt Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Cairo Clashes

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 09:16 AM

 

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CAIRO — Egyptian police fired tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and residents of a central Cairo neighborhood, AFP correspondents said.

The clashes began when dozens of religious scholars affiliated with Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood entered the ministry of endowments and were ordered out by police, a security official said.

They then clashed with residents of the area prompting police to fire tear gas, the official and AFP correspondents said.

The scholars were joined by more pro-Morsi protesters who damaged shop fronts. That further infuriated the residents, who pelted them with stones, leading to sporadic scuffles on several streets.

The confrontations come as Morsi supporters demonstrated outside several government ministries in Cairo.

Loyalists of the deposed Islamist president have set up two huge protest camps in Cairo and have held near daily demonstrations calling for his reinstatement, after his overthrow by the military on July 3.

"It is a continuation of our revolutionary actions against the coup. It will continue," Brotherhood official Farid Ismail told AFP of the protests.

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