Police use tear gas to break up pro-Mursi rally in Alexandria
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 00:45
Dec. 20 - Clashes break out between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and police in Alexandria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Police in Alexandria broke up a protest by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday, using tear gas to scatter demonstrators who then retaliated with stones.
Clashes broke out following similar small protests in several cities in Egypt, including the capital Cairo and the Suez canal city of Ismailia.
In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, several hundreds Mursi supporters marched through the Siti Bish neighborhood before police vans fired volleys of tear gas into the crowds.
Eyewitnesses said there were more than a dozen protesters injured and that police made over 20 arrests.
Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected President, was ousted by the military in July following mass protests against him.
The military backed interim government has since carried out a harsh crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood, Mursi's main supporters, killing hundreds of protesters and arresting thousands.
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