Clashes erupt in Cairo as Morsi supporters march to govt building

A few thousand of his supporters were taking part in the march when the trouble erupted

Written by Reuters | Cairo | Published: August 14, 2013 12:29 am

Clashes broke out in central Cairo Tuesday when ousted President Mohammed Morsi’s supporters came under attack while marching to the Interior Ministry building.

Supporters of the new military-installed government hurled stones at the marchers and threw bottles at them from balconies. Police officers then fired tear gas at the Morsi supporters.

A few thousand of his supporters were taking part in the march when the trouble erupted.

Local residents taunted them,calling them terrorists and saying they were not welcome. The residents then began throwing stones at the marchers. Morsi supporters responded by also hurling rocks.

Women and children who were marching fled in panic. Two men wielding machetes were seen chasing marchers.

The protesters are calling for the reinstatement of Morsi,who was overthrown by the military on July 3 and is now being held at an undisclosed location.

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