Egypt Independent

Morsy’s supporters and opponents clash in Alexandria

Clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsy in front of the Qaid Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria.

A number of protesters both for and against the president had gathered in Al-Qaid Ibrahim Square Saturday when the clashes took place. Morsy’s opponents were reportedly pelted with stones, but Anas al-Qady, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood in Alexandria, said the group’s members didn't take part in the protests on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Mohamed al-Sharqawi, head of the Health Affairs Department in Alexandria, said that the total number of injured during clashes on Friday in Alexandria reached 12, with three people transferred to hospitals.

Sharqawi told reporters that two people were transferred to Ras al-Tin Hospital, while the third was transferred to Gamal Abdel Nasser Hospital and the other nine cases were treated on site.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm