Terrible Clash between protesters and security forces has left at least 15 people dead today Sunday 25 january, at the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolt that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak.
Security had been tightened in Cairo and other cities after Islamists called for protests against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who ousted his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Demonstrators, mostly Islamist backers of Morsi, clashed with police, leaving 13 protesters dead in Cairo and another in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, a health ministry official said.
Officials said the protester in Alexandria was shot dead by police after he opened fire on them.
Hundreds of other protesters who denounced both Islamists and the government also clashed with police in central Cairo.
According to the interior ministry, protesters shot dead a police conscript in the clashes in two north Cairo neighbourhoods that are strongholds of Islamist protests. Three other officers were wounded.
Elsewhere in Cairo, two policemen were wounded in a driveby shooting.
However,at least 150 people have been arrested across the country as police dispersed protests in which many leftwing demonstrators also participated..
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