6-year-old girl killed in Egypt clashes

Muslim Brotherhood supporters march in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 6, 2013.

A six-year-old girl has been killed and several other people injured in central Egypt during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

On Friday, thousands of Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters staged nationwide demonstrations against a brutal crackdown by the army that toppled Morsi in July.

In the central province of Minya, hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood activists besieged a police station where some of their comrades were detained, Egyptâ„¢s state TV reported.

Police clashed with the protesters, leaving a passerby girl killed and several more people injured.

Meanwhile, one person was killed in the city of Alexandria and another in Damietta province when clashes broke out between the demonstrators and supporters of Morsi there.

The demonstrators demanded Morsiâ„¢s reinstatement and called for the release of Brotherhood activists arrested by police. They also chanted slogans against army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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 bloody 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 August 22, whereas Morsi, the countryâ„¢s first democratically president, who was removed from office by the army on July 3, remains under arrest.

About 1,000 people were killed in a week of violence between Morsi supporters 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