Thursday, December 6, 2012

4 killed, more than 350 injured in Cairo clashes

CAIRO, December 6, 2012

Four people were killed and more than 300 injured in Cairo in clashes between supporters of President Mohammed Morsy and opponents of his proposed constitutional reforms, a news report quoted the Health Ministry as saying early on Thursday.

Fighting broke out on Wednesday when members of Mr Morsy's Muslim Brotherhood confronted protesters who had been camping outside a presidential building in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis since the previous day.

The two sides threw stones and petrol bombs in clashes that injured about 350 people, the broadcaster Al Jazeera cited Health Ministry officials as saying.

The camp was set up by protesters opposed to a draft constitution passed by the assembly last week, and to a decree granting the president sweeping new powers.

Riot police were deployed to break up the clashes, the report said. At least 32 people were arrested, it quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.

The protests also spread to other Egyptian cities, the report said.
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