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Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi clashed with unknown attackers on Friday night in the Delta City of Mansoura, killing four women from the first camp, several local media confirmed.
According to Ahmad Eltoukhy, an eyewitness who wrote on Facebook his testimony of the clashes, a peaceful march was leaving the Zareein mosque when it was attacked by “armed thugs”. According to him, a group of thugs encircled some women from the protest on a side street and fired birdshots and broken glass at them.
The clashes happened as protests demanding Morsi’s reinstatement took place around Egypt. Morsi was ousted by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on July 3 following mass protests demanding his resignation.
Other cashes happened in the Upper Egyptian city of Qena between Morsi’s supporters and opponents.
In Cairo, several marches converged in the main Salah Salem road on Friday night.
“Approaching the Republican Guards [headquarters] without fear,” said Gehad al-Haddad, spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood on Twitter as thousands of the group’s members and supporters met in Salah Salem Street.
The Republican Guards headquarters is the site of major violence on July 8 as clashes erupted between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and the army leading to the death of over 50 people.
“Come down Egyptians, today we are writing history,” is one of the many slogans carried by protesters.
As people marching from different directions started meeting in Salah Salem road, military jets hovered around them at low altitude. “Military jets flying low to scare us. Very cheap,” said one protester. “You broke the sound barrier, we broke the fear barrier,” chanted the others at the passing super sonic jets.
“The army and the police are blocking the roads to prevent us from participating in the protests. Some people had to walk six and 10 kilometers to reach the march,” Mohamed Saad, a driver from Shubra, said. “We will continue until President Morsi is released and legitimacy is returned to us. We will die here. We will only exert pressure through peaceful means,” he added.
The Armed Forces have blocked the Khalifa Maamoun Street in Heliopolis, a street parallel to Salah Salem Road, as marches approached it.
Morsi’s supporters also approached the Almaza military airport, after having announced they would march to the Cairo International Airport and attempt to disrupt work there on early Saturday. Protesters also marched to the Media Production City in October 6.
Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters have staged several marches and road blocking actions last week to protest the ouster of Morsi. They have also been staging two main sit-ins, one in the Rabea al-Adaweya area in Nasr City, Cairo and the second in Nahda Square, in Giza.
Back in their Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in, protesters reported leaflets thrown from army jets calling on them to end the sit-in and respect popular will. The leaflet read, “My brother in the nation and in Islam, you won’t be a martyr if you incited the death of your brother before he was killed. You won’t uphold Islam if you have reduced it to a group and scared people from it. You won’t be right if you were filled with pride and thought you’re better than the others.”
In Tahrir Square, anti-Morsi protesters also gathered on Friday but were in a rather festive mood. A collective Ramadan fast-breaking meal was organized and fireworks were seen until late evening.
Some observers noted in online conversations that the organization of counter protests to those of Morsi’s supporters may be provoking to the latter, especially that while the former tend to be festive, the latter have been ending with violence.