Islamists protest in Egypt demanding Morsi return


Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pray during the Friday prayer before a protest near the University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. Tens of thousands, mainly Islamists, chanted "down with military rule" in protests around the country Friday, venting their fury at the military for ousting President Mohammed Morsi and vowing to restore him to office. The first major attack by militants, in Sinai, hiked fears that the Islamists' extreme fringe will turn to violent retaliation for Morsi's ouster.

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Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:37 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:37 a.m.

CAIRO — Egyptian troops have opened fire on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi marching on Republican Guard facility. Several are wounded, at least one severely with a shot to the head.

An Associated Press photographer at the scene Friday says the Republic Guard forces opened fire when protesters approached a barbed wire barrier around the facility and hung a picture of Morsi on it.

Several protesters fell wounded, including at least one severely with a bloody wound to the head.

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