1 killed, dozens injured in clashes across Egypt

1 killed, dozens injured in clashes across Egypt
# 08 November 2013 21:46 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. One child was killed and dozens were injured Friday in clashes across Egypt between supporters and opponents of toppled president Mohamed Morsi following their protests, state-run Al-Ahram website reported, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

A 12-year-old child, whose identity is still unknown, was killed during clashes in Giza, west of the capital Cairo, and six others were injured in the governorate, Al-Ahram quoted the chef of the Ambulance Authority, Ahmed Al-Ansary, as saying.

Security forces dispersed the clashes in Giza's Omraniya district where protesters had blocked the roads with ignited tires.

In the canal city of Suez, clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of Morsi and between supporters and security forces, which led to at least four people injured, including one in critical condition, according to Al-Ahram.

Protests also took place in other governorates including Cairo, Alexandria, Sharqiya, and Beheira after Muslims' Friday noon prayer, some ended in clashes.

In the northern coastal city of Alexandria, Morsi's supporters protested in the district where the ex-president is reportedly detained and in Sidi Bishr district. Security forces dispersed the crowd and arrested 12 protesters in the two districts, official news agency MENA quoted an Interior Ministry official as saying.

Elsewhere, three people were injured in Sharqiya and one was injured in Beheira, said Ahmed Al-Ansary in a statement.

The pro-Morsi National Coalition to Support Legitimacy called for demonstrations on Friday under the name of "Egypt's women are a red line," referring to the recent arrests of women protesting in support of the deposed president.

The trial of Morsi over the charges of killing protesters during his one-year rule began on Monday, but the judge only pronounced it to be postponed to Jan. 8 next year. Security sources were quoted by MENA as saying that Morsi was then transferred to the Borg el-Arab Prison in Alexandria.