Egypt troops kill pro-Morsi marchers

Egyptian security forces have opened fire on supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, killing three people.

The incident occurred as crowds gathered outside the officers’ club of the Presidential Guard, where Mr Morsi is believed to be held.

The Muslim Brotherhood has been demanding his reinstatement.

The army, which removed Mr Morsi in response to widespread unrest, had deployed troops around Cairo.

The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen at the scene says that after passionate Friday Prayers at the nearby Rabaa mosque, about 2,000 Morsi supporters marched towards the officers’ club.

Soldiers there warned people not to cross the road. But as the crowd grew, got angrier and pushed forward, the troops opened fire – first into the air, then at the protesters.


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