Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) shout slogans at a demonstration in Cairo on July 26, 2013
Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) shout slogans during a demonstration following Friday prayers in Cairo on July 26, 2013. Clashes broke out between Morsi's supporters and opponents in the Cairo neighbourhood of Shubra on Friday, witnesses told AFP. © Fayez Nureldine - AFP
Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) shout slogans at a demonstration in Cairo on July 26, 2013
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Last updated: July 26, 2013

Clashes in Cairo between Morsi supporters and opponents

Clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in the Cairo neighbourhood of Shubra on Friday, witnesses told AFP.

The clashes erupted early in the afternoon, the witnesses said. Live footage on satellite station ONTV showed crowds throwing rocks at each other in the neighbourhood.

Morsi's supporters and backers of the military that overthrew him on July 3 are both staging rival rallies across Egypt.

Witnesses said the clashes in Cairo began after Morsi's opponents, who rallied at the behest of the military, burned posters of the ousted Islamist leader.

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