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UPDATE: Friday violence leaves three dead and 14 injured

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Seven more injured in tramcar collision in Al-Nozha street

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood run away from tear gas during clashes with Egyptian riot police close to Rabaa al-Adawiya square on November 22, 2013.  (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim brotherhood run away from tear gas during clashes with Egyptian riot police close to Rabaa al-Adawiya square on November 22, 2013.
(AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

Friday’s nationwide violence left two people dead and 14 injured, according to Ahmed Al-Ansary, head of the Egyptian Ambulance Authority.

The first victim was a 10-year-old child killed by gun violence during clashes between supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi and residents of Awal Al-Soor district in Suez, while the second victim fell during clashes on Al-Nozha Street in Cairo.

14 people were injured in nationwide clashes, according to Al-Ansary.

Seven more were injured when a tramcar collided with two cars at an intersection with Al-Nozha Street. Morsi supporters had earlier used Molotov cocktails to set the tramcar ablaze in the street.

The Ministry of Interior announced in a statement that 16 people were arrested on Friday in Cairo and Giza.

Of these, nine Morsi supporters were arrested for blocking Al-Nasr Road, which police later reopened, while seven others were arrested in Giza for blocking Al-Haram and Al-Sudan streets.

However, state-owned Al-Ahram reported that 39 people were detained for 15 days by Nasr City Prosecution for the Al-Nozha Street clashes, include those who are accused of setting the tramcar on fire. The Ministry of Interior spokesman was not available to comment on the exact number of arrests, while a source at the ministry’s media centre said that there is yet to be an exact count.

Egypt saw widespread clashes on Friday as the Anti-Coup Alliance had called for week-long protests under the slogan “The Massacre of the Century” in reference to the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in. The protests are meant to mark 100 days since the event, including a one-million-man march on Sunday.


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