Egypt police arrested 1,004 Islamists in one day

Egyptian riot police arrest a demonstrator in Cairo's Al-Nahda square on Aug 14, 2013, as they dispersed supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi in two huge protest camps in the Egyptian capital. Egyptian police arrested 1,004 alleged su
Egyptian riot police arrest a demonstrator in Cairo's Al-Nahda square on Aug 14, 2013, as they dispersed supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Mursi in two huge protest camps in the Egyptian capital. Egyptian police arrested 1,004 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout a day of nationwide deadly clashes, the interior ministry said in a statement on early Saturday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian police arrested 1,004 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout a day of nationwide deadly clashes, the interior ministry said in a statement on early Saturday.

"The number of Muslim Brotherhood elements arrested reached 1,004," the statement said, including 558 in Cairo alone. The clashes on Friday killed more than 80 people, according to officials and witnesses in makeshift morgues.