Clashes Between Morsi’s Opponents, Supporters Kill Five

Cairo Egypt protest
A protester waves an Egyptian flag in Cairo, February 4 (Alisdare Hickson)

It was a depressing grim day in Egypt on Wednesday. The country was back to witnessing bloody clashes on a scale not seen since last year’s uprisings that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

State television and other media outlets report the death of five protesters and hundreds wounded after battles with Muslim Brotherhood militiamen in the streets of the capital.

Supporters of Mubarak’s successor Mohamed Morsi’s, who had staged a demonstration outside the presidential palace in Cairo, clashed with protesters who accuse the Islamist leader of a power grab. Morsi shielded himself from judicial prosecution in a constitutional decree late last month. Read more “Clashes Between Morsi’s Opponents, Supporters Kill Five”