Egypt Independent

Clashes erupt in Alexandria as Morsy supporters, opponents stage marches



Hundreds of supporters of Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Morsy rallied outside Qaed Ibrahim mosque in Alexandria following Friday prayers.

 

Clashes have meanwhile erupted between pro and anti-Morsy protesters in Alexandria's Raml neighbourhood. Birdshots fire could be heard in the surrounding area.

Protesters faced pro-military demonstrators coming from the opposite directon on the city's Corniche.

The two groups chanted slogans.

Morsy’s supporters carried photos of the president and chanted against the army, while anti-Morsy crowds expressed their support for army chief and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Both sides were flying Egyptian flags.

Military jets flew across the skies over the competing rallies.

Traffic came to a standstill on the main Corniche road, however, rallies allowed vehicles to pass.

Edited translation from MENA