Two more die in Egypt clashes

Protesters help another affected by tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on Qasr el-Nil bridge in Cairo yesterday. Egypt’s army chief said political unrest was pushing the state to the brink of collapse as Cairo’s first freely elected leader struggles to curb bloody street violence.
Protesters help another affected by tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on Qasr el-Nil bridge in Cairo yesterday. Egypt’s army
chief said political unrest was pushing the state to the brink of collapse as Cairo’s first freely elected leader struggles to curb bloody street violence.

CAIRO — Two people have been killed in clashes between protesters and police in the Egyptian capital, medics have said.

The two men were hit by gunshots on the edge of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, reports said. One died at the scene and the second in hospital.

More than 50 people have died in clashes in cities across Egypt in the past week, the deadliest violence since President Mohammed Morsi took office.

Critics accuse him of betraying the revolution, which he denies. (BBC)

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