Protesters run away from tear gas during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi following a protest by Islamist supporters calling for Morsi's reinstatement on January 10, 2014 in Cairo
Protesters run away from tear gas during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi following a protest by Islamist supporters calling for Morsi's reinstatement on January 10, 2014 in Cairo © Khaled Kamel - AFP
Protesters run away from tear gas during clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi following a protest by Islamist supporters calling for Morsi's reinstatement on January 10, 2014 in Cairo
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Last updated: January 10, 2014

Three dead in Egypt clashes

Three people were killed in Egypt Friday in clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, and police arrested dozens of Islamists across the country, security officials said.

A police officer said a street vendor was shot dead in clashes between Morsi's Islamist supporters and civilian opponents in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Police arrested the shooter and identified him as a member of Morsi's banned Muslim Brotherhood, the officer said, adding that 25 demonstrators were also rounded up.

Two people were also killed in the canal city of Suez where clashes broke out between Brotherhood supporters, police and residents opposed to the Islamists, medics and security officials said.

The Islamists held rallies in several cities demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, who the military ousted in July following mass protests demanding his resignation.

The interior ministry said police arrested 169 suspected protesters countrywide.

The Islamists have organised near daily protests since Morsi's overthrow, often clashing with police and civilian opponents.

At least 17 people were killed across the country on January 3 and more than 100 arrested, as police clamped down on the Brotherhood that has spearheaded the protests.

Last month, the government designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, outlawing membership in or support for the movement.

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