Egypt police use tear gas to break up Cairo clashes
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian police fired tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi and residents of a central Cairo neighbourhood, Agence France-Presse (AFP) correspondents said.
The clashes began when dozens of religious scholars affiliated with Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood entered the ministry of endowments and were ordered out by police, a security official said.
They then clashed with residents of the area prompting police to fire tear gas, the official and AFP correspondents said.
The scholars were joined by more pro-Mursi protesters who damaged shop fronts. That further infuriated the residents, who pelted them with stones, leading to sporadic scuffles on several streets.