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Violence has erupted in Egypt

Calm in their country has become an elusive concept for the troubled Egyptians. In the July 6, 2013 edition of Al Jazeera it has been reported, Clashes erupt near Cairo's Tahrir Square. There have been brutal street battles in Egypt between the supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

A scene from the chaotic and bloody streets of Cairo during recent protests.
A scene from the chaotic and bloody streets of Cairo during recent protests.
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Violence erupted in downtown Cairo after the pro-Morsi camp staged massive protests in the capital and in other places across Egypt. A crowd of angry Morsi supporters stormed across the 6th October Bridge over the Nile River in Cairo after nightfall on Friday and they clashed with opponents of the ousted president. Gunshots could be heard in Cairo and protesters were seen throwing rocks as the two sides in the conflict advanced and retreated in turn on the bridge, which is located near Tahrir Square. A state TV reporter said at least two people were killed and more than 70 were injured.

The New York Times has reported, Egyptian Protests Explode Into Violence. Egypt has been deeply polarized as Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi held large and defiant protests across Cairo and elsewhere on Friday, with demands that Morsi be reinstated. The protesters have engaged in sometimes deadly clashes with security forces and anti-Morsi demonstrators. The bloody unrest has spread to Alexandria, which is Egypt’s second-largest city.