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Thousands march for Mursi across Egypt; policeman killed in Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi protested across Egypt on Friday, shouting slogans against army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted him on July 3. One person was wounded by gunfire when taking part in a pro-Mursi march of a few thousand in Fayoum, south of Cairo, state news agency MENA reported. Four were injured in clashes between Mursi supporters and residents in the Nile Delta city of Zagazig, state TV reported.

In Egypt, deposed president's family say Mursi won't negotiate

CAIRO (Reuters) - The family of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi said on Sunday he would not enter any negotiations or accept any compromises following a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood by military-backed authorities. Mursi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was ousted by the military on July 3 following mass protests against his rule. Authorities have since launched a crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood, killing hundreds at protest camps and marches and arresting about 2,000 Islamist activists and group members.

Egypt police fire teargas on pro- and anti-Mursi crowds

CAIRO (Reuters) - Police fired teargas in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday to break up clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, security sources said. Egypt has been thrown into turmoil by the military's ouster of Mursi on July 3 following mass protests against his rule, a move that prompted his Muslim Brotherhood movement to organize daily demonstrations in cities across the country.

Clashes flare at pro-Mursi march in Egyptian city, one dead

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A high school student was killed when opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi clashed in the city of Suez on Wednesday night, medical and security sources said. The two sides exchanged gun fire and threw petrol bombs after supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mursi chanted anti-army slogans as they marched in the city, the sources said.

Security forces storm pro-Mursi town near Cairo to reassert control

CAIRO — An Egyptian police officer was shot dead on Thursday, state media reported, in clashes on the outskirts of Cairo as security forces tried to reassert control over an area where 11 policemen were killed in a militant attack last month.

Mursi supporters stand firm, brace for Egypt crackdown

By Yasmine Saleh and Angus MacSwan CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi refused to abandon their protest camps in Cairo on Monday and said they would fend off any police crackdown with sticks, stones and their faith. Security sources and a government official had said on Sunday that police action to dismantle the camps would begin at dawn despite the risk of violent clashes. But nothing transpired during the course of the day.

Uneasy Eid holiday keeps Egyptian factions apart for now

By Shadia Nasralla and Angus MacSwan CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday defied warnings from the army-installed government to end their protests, heightening international concern that a violent confrontation was imminent. Crowds rallied at a protest camp around the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in northeast Cairo after Friday prayers, chanting "Down with the coup, the coup is terrorism".

Egypt enmities runs deep as crisis drags on

By Tom Perry and Emad Omar CAIRO (Reuters) - When a Muslim cleric asked worshippers at a Cairo mosque to pray for people killed while protesting in support Egypt's deposed president, one of them stopped him in his tracks. "Why should we do that?" he asked. Getting to his feet to make his case, the man in his fifties said anyone wishing to pray for the 80 supporters of former President Mohamed Mursi shot on July 27 should do so at the Muslim Brotherhood protest camp on the other side of town.

Egypt's rulers tell pro-Mursi protesters to quit camps

By Asma Alsharif and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army-backed government warned supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday to abandon their Cairo protest camps, promising them a safe exit if they gave up without a fight. The appeal, made by Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif on state television, followed the government's declaration on Wednesday it was ready to take action to end two weeks of sit-in protests by thousands of Mursi supporters at two sites.

Egypt allows EU envoy to see deposed president

By Maggie Fick and Matt Robinson CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt allowed Europe's top diplomat to meet deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Monday, flying her after dark to Mursi's secret detention facility but ruling out any role for him in ending the turmoil convulsing the country. Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, became the first outsider to see Mursi since he was deposed by the army on July 3, taken into detention and placed under investigation on charges including murder.
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