Egyptian police fire teargas on clashing rival factions

by Reuters
Friday, 11 October 2013 13:09 GMT

CAIRO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas on Friday to break up clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, security sources said.

Egypt has been gripped by turmoil since Mursi's overthrow on July 3 after mass protests against his rule, prompting his Muslim Brotherhood to organise daily protests in the streets.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh, Heitham Fathy, Mohamed Abdellah and Ali Abdelaty, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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