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Egypt: Two killed during pro-Morsi marches across Egypt

15th Feb 2014

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed on Friday during clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces along with some residents, official MENA news agency reported.

A 40-year-old man was killed in the coastal province of Damietta during violent confrontations between Morsi’s loyalists and some residents who rejected their anti-military slogans.

The second was a 12-year-old boy in Upper Egypt’s Menia governorate who was killed in the clashes between the police and the protesters.

Morsi’s supporters staged the anti-government protests across the country, which were urged by a pro-Morsi Islamist alliance led by the Muslim Brotherhood, to mark the six month anniversary of the army’s dispersal operation of two major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo and Giza that left about 1,000 people killed and thousands arrested.

Since Morsi was removed by the military last July, his supporters have been holding marches nationwide, calling his ouster as “a military coup,” and urging his reinstatement.

Egypt’s interim leadership has recently blacklisted the Muslim Brotherhood as “a terrorist organization” and is currently implementing a roadmap which includes the newly-approved constitution and upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

Editor: Mu Xuequan

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