Police officer shot in pro-Brotherhood march in Sharqiya

Friday 13-06-2014 03:53 PM
Police officer shot in pro-Brotherhood march in Sharqiya

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood chant pro-Mursi slogans during a rally in Rabaa El Adaweya Mosque square in Cairo December 14, 2012. Flag-waving supporters of the president staged a final rally on Friday before a divisive referendum on a new constitution that the Islamist leader hopes will bring an end to weeks of political crisis and street clashes. The sign reads: "Yes to constitution" - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


CAIRO, June 13 (Aswat Masriya) - A police officer was shot in the foot on Friday in clashes that occurred during a pro-Muslim Brotherhood march city in Sharqiya, an Aswat Masriya witness said.

Dozens of demonstrators staged a march that roamed the streets of Minya al-Qamh city. Security forces tear-gassed the crowds to disband them.

Five people were arrested during the clashes while eight others were arrested in al-Hussainiya city in other clashes.

The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy had called on its supporters to stage week-long rallies.

The coalition has urged participants to remain peaceful and to hold Egypt's flag and banners carrying former President Mohamed Mursi's picture and the Rabaa symbol.

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