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Morsi opponents, loyalists clash in Egypt’s Alexandria

Reuters

July 3, 2013 | 1:53 pm

Egyptian soldiers standing guard around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, on July 3. Photo Louafi Larbi/Reuters

Egyptian soldiers standing guard around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, on July 3. Photo Louafi Larbi/Reuters

Opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Wednesday after the army announced his removal from office.

Gunfire was heard as rocks and bricks flew, said witnesses.

"We are dealing with the situation ... We have called for security reinforcements in the area," said senior police officer Sherif Abdelhamid.

Reporting by Abdel Rahman Youssef; Writing by Tom Perry/Asma Alsharif; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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