An estimated 30 people have been killed in Cairo where Egyptian security forces, as well as local residents, clashed with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Clashes broke out in central Cairo on Tuesday when President Morsi’s supporters came under attack as they marched to the Interior Ministry. Supporters of the new military-installed government hurled stones at the marchers and threw bottles at them from balconies. Police then fired tear gas at the pro-Morsi protesters. A few thousand pro-Morsi protesters were taking part in the march when trouble erupted, who in turn responded by hurling stones back at their assailants.– Text and photos by Reuters.
Riot police gather behind an armoured vehicle while advancing towards the protestor’s camp.
Riot police gather during clashes with protestors.
Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, near Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square are in Giza, south of Cairo.
Police officers move in to contain Mursi’s supporters.
Protestors move back from tear gas fired by security forces.
Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi run during the assault.
Riot police are seen clashing with protestors, at Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo.
Tear gas and smoke cloud the site of the protest.
A local resident throws stones towards pro-Morsi protestors.
Police detain a Morsi supporter.
Local residents burn a poster of ousted President Morsi, which was taken after his supporters fled.
Morsi supporters stand defiant.