A flurry of deadly incidents this week have touched a raw nerve in the nation’s psyche
Pro-Morsi university students fight police in capital, hours after Sinai bombing kills 11 off duty officers
CAIRO – At least 44 people were killed during protests across Egypt on Sunday, a security source and the state news agency said.
“So far the death toll is 44 and over 100 are injured,” a security source told Reuters.
State news agency MENA put the number of wounded at 246 in clashes that erupted after supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi took to the streets.
By Yara Bayoumy
CAIRO | Sun Oct 6, 2013 9:37am EDT
(Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi marched through Cairo on Sunday towards Tahrir Square, where pro-army supporters gathered to celebrate the anniversary of an attack on Israeli forces in 1973.
A member of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood was killed and at least two were wounded when marchers clashed with police in a town 300 km (190 miles) south of Cairo, security and medical sources said.
Egyptian authorities had warned on Saturday that anyone who protested against the army during the October 6 ceremonies would be regarded as an agent of foreign powers, not an activist.
Clashes between Mursi supporters and police broke out in several cities, including Alexandria, Suez and Aswan.
Thousands of members of the Brotherhood, which was recently banned, reached within five city blocks of Tahrir – the rallying point for protestors during the revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
October 3, 2013
(SOURCE) CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday sharply criticized the military for ousting the country’s Islamist president, comparing its rule to that of Adolf Hitler or Roman emperor Nero — remarks likely to stoke tensions ahead of rival rallies by supporters and opponents of the former leader.
The criticism was particularly stinging, even by Brotherhood standards. The group has delivered successive anti-military pronouncements in the three months since Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president and one of the group’s longtime leaders, was toppled in a popularly-backed military coup.
Since Morsi’s July 3 ouster, the country’s military-backed government has moved against the Brotherhood, banning the group, seizing its assets and arresting hundreds of its supporters.