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Three women supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a pro-Morsi demonstration in Mansoura, the capital city of Daqahliya Governorate, medical and security sources told the Anadolu Agency.
Supporters of the deposed president were staging mass demonstrations and rallies in capital Cairo and several governorates nationwide to demand his reinstatement.
The powerful army deposed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.
It also suspended the constitution and installed Adly Mansour, the head of the constitutional court, as interim president.
Morsi supporters, opponents face-to-face
Supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on late Friday came face to face near Ittihadiya presidential palace, eastern Cairo.
Amy forces beefed up security measures around the palace over concerns of possible clashes between the two sides.
At least 12 armored vehicles were deployed across the main road to separate the two camps, eyewitnesses told the Anadolu Agency.
A military helicopter flew overhead, dropping Egyptians flags on both sides, a gesture that was met with cheerful applause from Morsi's opponents.
The pro-Morsi protesters chanted slogans against Army chief and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and in support of the deposed president.
The powerful army deposed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass demonstrations against his rule.
It subsequently suspended the constitution and named Adly Mansour, the head of Egypt's constitutional court, as interim president.
Morsi’s supporters are organizing mass demonstrations and rallies across the capital and nationwide to protest his ouster and demand his reinstatement.
His opponents, meanwhile, are massing in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square to reaffirm their support for the army-imposed roadmap.
The army has warned that anyone who resorts to violence during the Friday protests would be "endangering his life," stressing that violators would be dealt with "decisively" in accordance with the law.Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2013, 16:49