LIVE BLOG: Egypt Erupts As ‘Day Of Rejection’ Turns Deadly


Egypt Erupts As ‘Day Of Rejection’ Turns Deadly

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Egyptians after the presidency handover in Egypt
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Protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes near the headquarters of the Republican Guard, in Cairo on July 5.

Two days after the Egyptian military ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who was democratically elected last June, and suspended the country’s constitution, supporters of the ex-president are in the streets calling for his reinstatement. Clashes have broken out across the country between those supporters and the opposition pleased with his removal, with gunfire flaring from both sides. At least three protesters were killed earlier today near the Republican Guard headquarters, with many others injured. The Supreme Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi’s party, announced at a rally in Cairo: “We will stay in public squares until we free our elected president and we carry him on our shoulders.”

(PHOTOS: Violence Reigns After Coup Removes Morsi)

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2:47 p.m.:

Al Jazeera has…

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