Shubra clashes kill one, injure dozens

Shubra clashes kill one, injure dozens

Clashes erupted in Shubra on Tuesday as ousted former president Mohamed Morsi’s supporters marched to Rabaa Al-Adaweya, killing one and injuring dozens. (Photo from FJP Facebook Page)

Clashes erupted in Shubra on Tuesday as ousted former president Mohamed Morsi’s supporters marched to Rabaa Al-Adaweya, killing one and injuring dozens.
(Photo from FJP Facebook Page)

By Rawan Ezzat

Clashes erupted in Shubra on Tuesday as ousted former president Mohamed Morsi’s supporters marched to Rabaa Al-Adaweya, killing one and injuring dozens.

According to Rabaa Al-Adaweya’s makeshift hospital, protester Mahmoud Mostafa Fouad, 19, from Sharqeya was killed.

The clashes occurred late Tuesday night after hundreds of pro-Morsi demonstrators marched from Shubra towards Rabaa Al-Adaweya, chanting “The people want the legitimate president.”

Freedom and Justice Party spokesperson Tarek Al-Morsi called the events “devastating – like all the clashes that have occurred since the military coup.”

Al-Morsi said as 4,000 pro-Morsi protesters marched peacefully, thugs started beating and throwing rocks at the end of the march. “Those are Shubra thugs; they are paid by the policemen and armed forces,” Al-Morsy claimed. “It is an old game played by policemen.”

The Muslim Brotherhood members were unarmed and so were forced to run, while others used rocks to protect themselves, Al-Morsi said.

One protester was shot in the head from a nearby rooftop, Al-Morsi claimed. “No one would be able to use the buildings unless they got permission from the policemen,” he said. “This is done intentionally.”

Al-Morsi added that the armed forces and media “insist on saying that the Muslim Brotherhood are killers.”

“How is this logical? People will soon realise who is spurring violence.”

Morsi supporters have been protesting for nearly four weeks to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Morsi, saying that their votes have been nullified by a military coup.

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