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200 killed in police firing, claim pro Morsi spporters

Thousands of defiant supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi today staged a sit-in Cairo, a day after the Muslim Brotherhood claimed that security forces killed nearly 200 Islamists, opening a deadly new phase of conflict in the deeply polarised country.

Vowing to stand their ground despite violent crackdown on their supporters by armed forces, Brotherhood leaders addressed protesters overnight, saying they would not back down from their demands including reinstatement of Morsi. 61-year-old Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was toppled by the military on 3 July.

Morsi, who is facing criminal charges in many cases, was last seen in public on 26 June and has been detained along with senior aides of his Muslim Brotherhood party. Their official website said at least 200 people had been killed and some 5,000 wounded, Ahram Online reported.
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