Published On: Fri, Jul 5th, 2013

Egyptian army fires on crowd of Morsi supporters, 3 reportedly killed

Egyptian security forces are already struggling to keep the peace as deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was removed and hundreds of Morsi supporters gathered in Cairo.

The army shot and killed  at least three supporters from the masses of Morsi supporters in a “Friday of rage” against what they describe as a military coup that toppled Egypt’s first elected leader a year after he took office.

A witness told Reuters he saw several people fall to the ground, wounded by shotgun pellets. Security sources told Reuters at least three demonstrators were killed when security forces opened fire.

Thousands of Islamists also took to the streets of Alexandria and Assiut to protest against the army’s ouster of Morsi and reject a planned interim government backed by their liberal opponents.

In the Suez city of Ismailia, soldiers fired into the air as Morsi supporters tried to break into the governor’s office.

The Islamists retreated and there were no casualties, security sources said.

Media in America are already offering a mixed review of the coup:

  • Morsi was useless, but the point of democracies is that you wait until the next election and vote out useless leaders. #egypt – Piers Morgan twitter
  • History will record that the first US African American President led #Egypt to a civil war by supporting terrorists. – Almogaz ‏@Almogaz
  • The people protesting in the streets were not only carrying anti-Morsi signs,” Cruz writes. “They were also carrying signs with slogans like ‘Obama Supports Terrorism’ and ‘Obama Supports Morsi,’ as well as pictures of the American ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, with a large red ‘X’ through her face. – Ted Cruz, Texas Senator

Obama supports terrorism protest Egypt

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