Seven dead in Egypt clashes, scores wounded

CAIRO Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:37pm EDT

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CAIRO (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed in Egypt and more than 600 wounded on Sunday in clashes between supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, security and medical sources said.

Five of the dead were shot in towns south of Cairo, one each in Beni Suef and Fayoum and three in Assiut.

Two more were killed by gunfire during an attack on the national headquarters of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood in a suburb of the capital, medical sources said.

Hundreds of people throwing petrol bombs and rocks attacked the building, which caught fire as guards and Brotherhood members inside the building exchanged gunfire with attackers.

State news agency MENA reported that 11 were treated in hospital for birdshot wounds.

Across the country, the Health Ministry said, 613 people were injured as a result of factional fighting in the streets.

Millions of Egyptians flooded into the streets for demonstrations to demand Mursi's resignation.

(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla and Maggie Fick; Editing by Alastair Macdonald and Paul Taylor)

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manj1970 wrote:
Morsi is democratically elected president. If he steps down because the liberal parties lost the presidential elections, and lost the parliamentary elections, and lost the city elections, what will happen to the winner of the elections in the future?

The fault is not Morsi or the Muslim Brotherhood. The fault is the failure of the liberal parties to reach out to the Egyptian public. In a word, they are a failure. Think about it, if they failed at everything they did, do you really think they will succeed in running a country with their record of failures?

Jun 30, 2013 9:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
manj1970 wrote:
Morsi is democratically elected president. If he steps down because the liberal parties lost the presidential elections, and lost the parliamentary elections, and lost the city elections, what will happen to the winner of the elections in the future?

The fault is not Morsi or the Muslim Brotherhood. The fault is the failure of the liberal parties to reach out to the Egyptian public. In a word, they are a failure. Think about it, if they failed at everything they did, do you really think they will succeed in running a country with their record of failures?

Jun 30, 2013 9:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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