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Egypt Islamists rally ahead of Morsi trial

Islamists held protests on Friday and clashed with police in the Egyptian city of Alexandria ahead of the start of the trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The pro-Morsi coalition that called for the protests said it would also hold a rally on Monday outside the court where Morsi is expected to appear. The Coalition, which demands Morsi's reinstatement, also called for rallies across Egypt starting on Friday. Protesters clashed with police who used tear gas in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, a security official said.

Egypt protests, clashes ahead of Morsi trial

Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi protested and clashed with police and opponents around Egypt on Friday, three days before the ousted president is to go on trial. The most serious incident took place in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, where protesters clashed with police, who used tear gas against them, a security official said. Sixty people were arrested there, and 10 others elsewhere. In the Nile Delta city of Zaqaziq, five people were wounded when pro-Morsi protesters clashed with civilian opponents, the official MENA news agency reported.

Egypt Islamists rally ahead of Morsi trial

Islamists held protests on Friday and clashed with police in the Egyptian city of Alexandria ahead of the start of the trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The pro-Morsi coalition that called for the protests said it would hold a rally on Monday outside the court where Morsi is expected to appear. The coalition, which demands Morsi's reinstatement, also called for rallies across Egypt starting on Friday. Protesters clashed with police who used tear gas in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, a security official said.

Egypt Islamists launch protests ahead of Morsi trial

Islamists protested and clashed with police in the Egyptian city of Alexandria ahead of the start of the trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt police warn Islamist protesters

Egypt's interior ministry on Saturday issued a tough new warning to Islamist protesters, pledging to crack down hard if demonstrators block roads or obstruct traffic. The warning came a month to the day after troops swept aside two Islamist protest camps in a deadly crackdown slammed by rights groups. It also came a day after thousands of protesters rallied in Cairo against the military's July 3 overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Stand off as Egypt security forces 'surround protesters in mosque'

Egypt security forces on Friday surrounded a Cairo mosque where Islamist supporters were holed up, with each side accusing the other of opening fire, officials and Islamists said. The siege of the Al-Fath mosque in the Ramsis area came at the end of a day of clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi that left over 80 people dead. A demonstrator inside the mosque said soldiers offered to evacuate the women but insisted on questioning the men, which the protesters refused.

6 dead in clashes between Morsi loyalists, security

Five supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and one policeman were killed in Egypt Friday, as clashes erupted in several cities between Islamist protesters and security forces. The five were killed in clashes with security forces in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, security officials said. In the capital, a police conscript was killed when a checkpoint was ambushed by armed men, a security official in Cairo said.

Morsi backers defy Egyptian police with fresh rallies

Islamist backers of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi staged defiant rallies Friday and clashed with police in Cairo, after the government ordered their protest camps to be broken up. Police fired tear gas and birdshot at roughly 1,000 protesters who tried to set up a new protest camp outside a large compound housing television stations. The clashes erupted as US Under Secretary of State William Burns landed in Cairo, the latest international envoy on a mission to press Morsi's backers and the interim government to resolve the standoff peacefully.

Bangladesh security forces have killed 150 since Feb

Bangladeshi security forces have killed at least 150 protesters since February, using excessive force during demonstrations against war crime trials for top Islamists, a rights group said Thursday. New York-based Human Rights Watch said security forces have also injured more than 2,000 protesters during the street rallies, and in some cases had targeted individuals for attack. "The killings have been worryingly high," said Mark Dummett, co-author of the report "Blood On The Streets: The Use of Excessive Force During Bangladesh Protests."

Morsi supporters call new Egypt protests

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president said they would march towards security headquarters on Monday night, raising fears of new clashes as the EU foreign policy chief met local officials. Their announcement came despite a warning from the National Defence Council late Sunday that it would take "decisive and firm action" against demonstrators if they went beyond their right to peaceful protest. Tensions have been running high since the deaths of 72 people at a pro-Morsi rally in Cairo on Saturday.
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