[03 Jan 2014] Egyptian police fire tear gas bird shots at anti govt protesters - English

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Tensions in Egypt are running high ahead of a new court appearance by ousted president Mohamed Morsi. The anti-coup alliance says at least 19 pro-Morsi protesters have been killed and many others injured in renewed violence. The casualties have been reported from Cairo, Alexandria, Suez, Ismailia, and Fayoum. The clashes broke out when security forces fired tear gas, birdshot and live gunfire to disperse protesters. Demonstrators were out joining rallies after Friday prayers to demand an end to military rule and voice opposition to the new constitution. Similar violence has been reported from Suez, Assiut and northern Sinai. Security forces rounded up a large number of protesters across the country. Egypt has been tense ahead of Morsi\\\'s court and an upcoming referendum on a new constitution. Muslim Brotherhood has pledged to boycott the referendum slated to be held later this month.

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