World Bulletin / News Desk
Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi are staging a fresh wave of rallies in several Egyptian cities on Friday to protest Wednesday's violent dispersal of two major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo and Giza.
Thousands marched from mosques in several areas of the capital toward Ramses Square in the capital's downtown district.,
Protesters chanted slogans against the military and accused Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi of committing massacres against unarmed Morsi supporters.
Demonstrators are also marching from eastern Cairo's Al-Salam Mosque toward Ramses Square.
"The people have risen up and won't back down until the Interior Minister [Mohamed Ibrahim] and Defense Minister [Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi] are hung in public squares," leading Muslim Brotherhood member and former lawmaker Mohsen Radi told supporters.
Protests are also being organized in several districts of Giza and 6 October City on the outskirts of Cairo.
Additional demonstrations are also being organized in the Nile Delta Kafr al-Sheikh province and the Red Sea province.
Egyptian security forces fire tear gas at demonstrators gathering in Tanta.
Six pro-Morsi demonstrators were killed when their rally came under fire in the canal city of Ismailia.
"We have six people, including a woman, shot with live ammunition," Ahmed al-Labban, director of a makeshift mobile field hospital, told Anadolu Agency.
"Four of them were dead on arrival and the other two are clinically dead," he added.
Eight protesters were killed in the Egyptian Mediterranean town of Damietta in clashes with security forces, medical sources said.
"The number of people killed in Damietta rose to eight," said emergency service official Abdel Wahab Dura.
At least 30 anti-coup protesters were killed in Cairo's Ramses Square on Friday, according to medics at a makeshift field hospital inside the square.
More than 100 others had sustained gunshot injuries, medics at Cairo's Al-Fath Mosque said.
Egypt has been in a state of turmoil since security forces on Wednesday violently dispersed two major protest camps set up by Morsi supporters in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Giza's Nahda Square.
The Health Ministry has said that at least 638 people were killed in nationwide violence since Wednesday, including 288 in Rabaa and 87 in Nahda.
However, the official death toll remains far below that given by the pro-Morsi alliance, which has put the number of deaths from the Rabaa sit-in alone at some 2,600.Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ağustos 2013, 04:28