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Clashes Break Out in Egyptian Capital

Cairo, December 7 (RHC)-- Fierce clashes have broken out between supporters and opponents of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, in the capital Cairo and many other cities. Egyptian security forces report that Morsi's supporters held a protest march in Cairo, chanting slogans against military rule.

Shouting "Down, down with military rule!" the protesters held placards showing the four-finger logo of solidarity with those killed when security forces razed pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo in August. Police in the Egyptian capital used tear gas and threw stun grenades to end clashes between supporters and opponents of Morsi.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood also clashed with riot police during a demonstration in the streets of El Zeitun neighborhood close by al Qubba presidential Palace in the capital city. Similar protest rallies were also held in the cities of Suez and Port Said.

The violence erupted after thousands of protesters defied an anti-protest law and gathered in several parts of Cairo to denounce the ongoing killings across the North African country. The law has sparked a new wave of protests by supporters of Morsi, who accuse the military-backed government of giving the police and military a free hand to violate human rights.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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