Security forces disperse 3 Brotherhood supporters' marches - sources

Friday 03-07-2015 05:34 PM
Security forces disperse 3 Brotherhood supporters' marches - sources

CAIRO, Jul 3 (Aswat Masriya) - Security forces dispersed three marches by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo and Giza on Friday, which coincides with the second anniversary of the removal of former president Mohamed Mursi. 

In Giza's Kerdasa town, security forces dispersed a march after clashes between protestors and residents, the director general of Giza investigations, Mahmoud Farouk said. He added that no one was killed or injured in the clashes. 

Another march was dispersed in Giza's Imbaba neighbourhood.

In Cairo's Maadi suburb, Brotherhood supporters marched after the Friday prayers at noon, aiming fireworks at security forces, Cairo's Security Director Osama Bedeir told Aswat Masriya. 

He added that security forces used teargas to disperse protestors. 

In Alexandria, pro and anti-Mursi protesters gathered after the Friday prayers. The pro-Mursi protesters took part in marches across the coastal city, raising pictures of Mursi and demanding his reinstatement as president of Egypt. 

On the other hand, protesters in Alexandira's al-Qaed Ibrahim Square demanded the "execution of every Brotherhood [member] in Egypt." 

Mursi, who is a Brotherhood politician was ousted by Egypt's military after mass protests against his rule in July 2013. On Thursday, a coalition that was formed in rejection of Mursi's removal, known as the Anti-coup Alliance, called for protests.

The protests come after a turbulent week for Egypt. On Wednesday, a string of attacks were carried out against security forces in North Sinai, claiming the lives of 17 army personnel and injuring 13, according to military figures. 

The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attacks. The military said it killed no less than 100 suspected militants on that day. 

Militancy in Egypt has significantly surged since Mursi's ouster in mid-2013. 

While attacks mostly target security forces in North Sinai, less frequent ones take place in other parts of Egypt.

The country's top prosecutor was assassinated in Cairo on Monday after a bomb targeted his motorcade.

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