Six people killed in clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and police in Giza
July 17, Cairo: At least six people have been killed in clashes between anti-coup protesters and Egyptian police in a city adjacent to Cairo on Friday, according to the health ministry.
Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi had held small marches in Giza after the Friday morning prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Security forces intervened and arrested 15 armed Muslim Brotherhood members security, State news agency MENA quoted an interior ministry source said.
Protests by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood have largely faded under a tough security crackdown, but smaller rallies are held regularly by Egyptians protesting against the coup that removed Morsi from power in 2013.
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