1 killed, several injured in Egypt clashes

At least one person has been killed and several others injured in Egypt during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters, who once used to hold mega rallies, changed their tactics on Friday and staged several scattered, small demonstrations across the country, calling for Morsiâ„¢s reinstatement.

In the Nile Delta city of Tanta, police clashed with the protesters, leaving at least one person dead and several others injured.

There are no immediate reports of similar clashes from other cities.

The protesters chanted slogans against army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and called for the release of Brotherhood activists arrested by police.

The protests were held against the backdrop of deployment of large numbers of security forces across the country.

The government of army-appointed interim President Adly Mansour has launched a fierce crackdown on Morsi supporters and arrested more than 2,000 Brotherhood members, including the partyâ„¢s leader, Mohamed Badie, who was detained on August 20.

The demonstrations come as ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak is now under house arrest at a military hospital following his release from jail on Thursday, whereas Morsi, the countryâ„¢s first democratically president, who was removed from office by the army on July 3, remains under arrest.

Nearly 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi anti-coup protesters and security forces after police dispersed their protest camps in a deadly operation on August 14.

The massacre sparked international condemnation and prompted world bodies to call for an independent investigation into the violence.


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Republished from: Press TV