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Clashes as Egypt police disperse Muslim Brotherhood demos

Published on Dec 27, 2013 9:31 PM
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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans against the military and interior ministry while gesturing with four fingers in front of Al Rayyan mosque after Friday prayers in the southern suburb of Maadi, on the outskirts of Cairo Dec 27, 2013.  Egyptian police fired tear gas at stone-throwing Islamist protesters in two cities on Friday, after authorities vowed to crack down on rallies by the Muslim Brotherhood following its designation as a terrorist group. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian police fired tear gas at stone-throwing Islamist protesters in two cities on Friday, after authorities vowed to crack down on rallies by the Muslim Brotherhood following its designation as a terrorist group.

Smoke rose from Al-Azhar university's student dormitory in Cairo as police fired tear gas, while protesters pelted them with rocks from inside the building, AFP correspondents said.

Police also clashed with protesters in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, an AFP correspondent said, while state media reported that police fired tear gas at other protesters in Cairo.

Police have vowed not to tolerate protests by Brotherhood members, who are demanding the reinstatement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, after the government listed the movement as a terrorist organisation on Wednesday.

 
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