One dead as clashes break out in Cairo


Associated Press

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 2:36 PM

CAIRO (AP) — At least one person is reported dead after clashes broke out in Egypt's capital -- where Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi made a push to take control of Tahrir (tah-HREER') Square.

Egyptian riot police responded with volleys of tear gas, and locked down the square. Lines of armored vehicles and barbed wire were used as troops sealed off the square and diverted traffic.

The Muslim Brotherhood had called on its supporters to march to the square. Thousands responded, heading toward the square from different parts of the city.

They chanted against the country's defense minister, who forced Morsi from power in July after millions took to the streets demanding that Morsi step down.

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170-c-16-(Maggie Michael (mih-SHEHL'), AP correspondent)-"of the square"-AP correspondent Maggie Michael reports violence has erupted again in central Cairo, as riot police clashed with protesters allied with former leader Mohammed Morsi. (4 Oct 2013)

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171-c-06-(Maggie Michael (mih-SHEHL'), AP correspondent)-"there are protesters"-AP correspondent Maggie Michael reports parts of Cairo have been in lockdown, prompted by standoffs between police and supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi. (4 Oct 2013)

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APPHOTO HE101: A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds bricks during clashes on the Al-Malek Al-Saleh bridge in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Egyptian riot police fired volleys of tear gas and locked down Cairo's Tahrir Square and several other main streets Friday as clashes briefly broke out in what appeared to be a rare push by Islamist supporters of ousted president take control of the square. (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam) (4 Oct 2013)

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