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Clashes in Alexandria

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 00:46

Aug. 16 - Violent clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces leave at least five dead and more than a dozen wounded. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: At least five people died in Egypt's second city of Alexandria on Friday in clashes between followers of the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces, an official at the local emergency services said. At least 15 people were wounded. Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi called for a "Day of Rage" on Friday to denounce a police crackdown. Many thousands across Egypt heeded the call and violence broke out during demonstrations in several major cities. The violence followed Wednesday's assault by security forces on two Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo that left hundreds dead, as security forces tried to end weeks of turbulence following the army's toppling of Mursi on July 3. Deeply polarized after months of political turmoil, Egypt was chaotic on Friday with Islamist supporters refusing to accept the toppling of Mursi. They have demanded the resignation of army commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the reinstatement of Egypt's first freely elected president, who is in detention and has not been seen in public since his downfall.

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Clashes in Alexandria

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 00:46