Dozens killed and hundreds injured in clashes between pro-Morsi Islamists and police
Cairo (AsiaNews / Agencies ) - At least 50 people
were killed in clashes between Islamists and police , while tens of thousands
of other Egyptians participated in ceremonies marking the anniversary of the
Arab-Israeli war of 1973 ( the " Yom Kippur " ).
Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, deposed in July, tried to enter the famous Tahrir Square with pro-Morsi placards and criticism of general Al Sisi , but clashed with the police who prevented their passage . According to witnesses, many civilians helped the police against the Islamists, who are accused of terrorism.
The Ministry of Health says that 45 people were killed in downtown Cairo, 5 south of the capital ; 268 were injured . The Ministry states the victims were killed by bullets and slingshots . Police arrested 423 pro - Morsi demonstrators, accusing them of having fired guns and throwing stones with slingshots .
Yesterday's budget is the heaviest since August 14, when the army broke-up two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins, in which a thousand people are believed to have died, including many soldiers , struck by the weapons held by the demonstrators .
Since the fall of Morsi, after impressive protests involving tens of millions of Egyptians , the Muslim Brotherhood has been outlawed , their leaders and many followers imprisoned. But the group is trying to polarize the situation, demanding Morsi's return. For this they have vowed to continue protests , mobilizing schools and universities.