Maggie Fick and Hadeel Al Shalchi
October 4, 2013
Clashes erupted in several Egyptian cities on Friday after supporters
of deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood took to
the streets to demand the end of army-backed rule.
The marches were the most ambitious attempt by the Brotherhood to
press its demands since August 14, when authorities smashed two
pro-Mursi sit-ins in Cairo and then declared a state of emergency and
imposed a curfew.
An Egyptian army vehicle fired live rounds in the direction of Muslim
Brotherhood supporters who had been pushed away from Cairo’s Tahrir
Square by security forces, a Reuters witness said. Medical sources said
one Brotherhood supporter had died from a gunshot wound in clashes in
the center of the capital.