17 dead, over 200 injured in clashes between Egyptian protesters – Health Ministry

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The unrest has rocked some eight areas of Cairo, with Alexandria and approximately six other provinces as street battles have erupted between pro- and anti-Morsi supporters. In Cairo, street battles are breaking out near Tahrir Square.  Gunfire, molotov cocktails, pro-Morsi right below us, clashes with military #Egypt #Tahrir #Jun30 — Yousef Gamal El-Din (@youseftv) July 5, 2013 At least three deaths as a result of the most recent clashes near Tahrir Square has been reported. A car has been set on fire amid a barrage of fireworks put to use as weapons and physical violence between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters. Later reports suggested that further shots and tear gas had been fired. Central security forces arriving on the scene, shots fired, tear gas shot #egypt — Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 5, 2013 Helicopters are flying overhead and ambulances are arriving on the scene according to RT’s Paula Slier. The military are refraining from direct intervention according to witnesses on the scene. Injured protestors being hurried away in ambulances from October 6 bridge #Tahrir — PaulaSlier_RT (@PaulaSlier_RT) July 5, 2013 Accidentally walked into the clashes which have spilled over into giza.no idea what’s going on but can hear gunfire,ambulances ferrying ppl — Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) July 5, 2013 People have been running in a disorientated manner through plumes of thick smoke, with some traffic caught in the middle and lots of small fires being started. Protesters hurled stones from the bridge as the fireworks went off. Video Pro-Morsi supporters bunkering down breaking pavement to use as stones by state TV #egypt http://t.co/CDh7ew9K3U — Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 5, 2013 The loud bangs emanating from the fireworks have been interspersed with gunshots, according to eyewitnesses. I’m not sure what type of guns are being used, but definitely heard birdshot, and probably heavier weapons as well. #Tahrir — يعقوب Jaco Stoop (@JacoStoop) July 5, 2013 Automatic gunfire heard on October 6 bridge. Not sure who is firing in what direction #egypt — Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 5, 2013 A large pro-Morsi crowd had been heading in the direction of the state ‘Maspero’ TV building and gathered outside in the vicinity of anti-Morsi crowds, fueling fears that violent encounter would occur as they edged closer towards the square. Some injuries were reported at the TV station. As protesters later moved towards he bridge, crowds at Maspero thinned out. Large pro-Morsi crowd outside Egypt’s state TV building. Close to the anti-Morsi crowds in Tahrir Sq… pic.twitter.com/GqjjQPLPc0 — Aleem Maqbool (@AleemMaqbool) July 5, 2013 Egypt witnessed 10 deaths nationwide on Friday alone, according to Ministry of Health data. In addition to Friday’s outbreak of violence in the capital, the Sidi Jaber district of Alexandria was badly hit, as pro-Morsi protesters lobbed stones and Molotov cocktails at police cars blocking the streets. A petrol bomb hit a car, leading several people to attempt to quell the flames with water from bottles. Over the course of the protests, according to Ministry of Health data released on June 30, 62 people had died and more than 2500 have been injured.

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17 dead, over 200 injured in clashes between Egyptian protesters – Health Ministry


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