Clashes erupt in Alexandria as Morsy supporters, opponents stage marches

Clashes erupt in Alexandria as Morsy supporters, opponents stage marches

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Fri, 26/07/2013 - 16:00

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