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Violent clashes leave one dead in Alexandria

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Clashes occurred in different cities as pro Morsi demonstrators oppose ‘retaliatory justice’

Morsi supporters march in several governorates in Egypt on Friday under the banner "No to retaliatory Justice". Photo from a Cairo march.  (Photo by Mohamed Omar/DNE)

Morsi supporters march in several governorates in Egypt on Friday under the banner “No to retaliatory Justice”. Photo from a Cairo march. (Photo by Mohamed Omar/DNE)

One person died during clashes between pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstrators and local residents in Alexandria on Friday.

State owned Al-Ahram citing a security official reported that one person died in the Mahatet El-Raml area of Alexandria.

Morsi supporters demonstrated across Egypt on Friday under the banner of “no to retaliatory justice”.

Clashes between demonstrators and local residents also occurred in the northern city of Damietta but were dispersed by security forces, according to Al-Ahram. Sky News also reported clashes in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya.

Nearly 1,000 Morsi supporters marched to the presidential palace in Heliopolis, blocking roads in the surrounding area.

The Ministry of Interior announced on Friday that security would be increased around “vital installations” and major squares to instil “a sense of confidence and security in the hearts of citizens.”

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim stressed that the police will stand up to “any attempt to break the law with all resolve and application of the law with the utmost firmness.” He added the police will “deal seriously with any attempt to create chaos… to maintain public security and order.”

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