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Police open fire while anti-coup protesters pray

February 8, 2014 at 2:48 am


Egyptian police opened fire towards anti-coup protesters on Friday while they were praying in front of the El-Arish Governorate building in north Sinai.

The shooting was apparently intended to disperse the protesters and there were no reports of any serious casualties.

Mohamed al-Buluk, the former correspondent for Al-Jazeera, said on Friday that most of Sinai’s residents took to the streets in support of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. The province, he added, witnessed the fiercest protests against the military and police institutions held responsible for the coup which removed the democratically-elected president in midweek.