Egyptian police used tear gas to end clashes in Cairo between
supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed
Mursi, the state news agency MENA said.
Mursi's supporters have been staging protests almost daily in
many towns and cities across Egypt since the army deposed him
on July 3 in response to mass protests against him.
The Cairo clashes took place in the well-to-do district of
Mohandeseen on Friday (local time), when a march by
Brotherhood supporters came face-to-face with an opposing
The Mursi supporters were holding placards showing the
four-finger logo of solidarity with those killed when
security forces razed pro-Mursi protest camps in Cairo last
"Down, down with military rule!" the protesters chanted.
Similar pro-Brotherhood protests were staged in other parts
of Cairo along with the Suez Canal cities of Suez and Port
Said. Most of the protests set off from mosques after
Friday's noon prayers.
The police arrested eight pro-Brotherhood protesters in Cairo
for "inciting riots", the state run Al-Ahram news website
Two weeks ago a new law was promulgated that banned protests
near or originating from places of worship, and made it
compulsory to seek Interior Ministry permission for protests.
A ministry official said no such request had been filed for
Around 180 Brotherhood protesters were arrested during
similar protests last Friday. On Thursday, three prominent
liberal political activists were ordered to stand trial for
staging protests without permission.
Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands arrested
since Mursi was deposed and the army installed an interim
president and government in his place.