Cairo: At least 30 people were killed and hundreds injured across Egypt during violent clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, even as an Islamist coalition-led by Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday vowed more protests in his support across the country.
The clashes broke out on Friday after tens of thousands of angry supporters of 61-year-old Morsi, chanting slogans like "down with military rule", took to the streets after Friday prayers demanding his reinstatement.
In the capital, the protesters holding images of Morsi marched towards the Republican Guards Club, where Morsi is believed to have been put "under guard" since Wednesday night.
Despite warning from soldiers, the crowd tried to storm the Guards headquarters, prompting the soldiers to open fire, first into the air, then at the demonstrators, killing four demonstrators and wounding dozens, local media reported.
Meanwhile, Brotherhood-led National Alliance in Support of Electoral Legitimacy today vowed more protests in support of the deposed president. "The masses will continue their civilised protests and peaceful sit ins in Cairo until the military coup is reversed and the legitimate president is restored," it said.
Morsi was toppled by the powerful military on Wednesday and since has been kept under detention along with some senior aides of his Muslim Brotherhood party.


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