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Seven dead after violent clashes in Cairo


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Seven dead after violent clashes in Cairo

Another night of violent clashes in Cairo has left seven people dead and at least 261 injured.

Supporters of ousted President Morsi are continuing their three week long sit-in at Cairo’s Rabia el-Adawiya Mosque. They claim there have been ‘organised’ attacks against them.

“This is an organised system, they killed our bothers in front of the Republican Guard, and then they claimed that they were attacked, and all the world blamed them. And still they are repeating it again and again” one supporter said.

Overnight, thousands turned out to demand that the former president be reinstated.

The street battles were the worst since a week ago when more than 50 people were killed outside the military barracks where Mursi was being held.

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