Deadly clashes kill 2 in egypt

  • AFP, Cairo
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  • Updated: Jul 20, 2013 23:26 IST

Egyptian Islamists pressed on with protests on Saturday to demand ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s return, after tens of thousands of his supporters and opponents rallied and clashes killed three people overnight.

Thousands of Morsi loyalists held a sit-in at Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque from the morning, waving Egyptian flags and carrying portraits of the deposed leader.

“People power vs military might,” read one banner.

The gathering comes amid heightened political tensions in Egypt, following a day of rival rallies across the country — the largest since the formation of a new government this week — which turned violent in the Nile Delta city of Mansura.

 

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