Egypt: Morsi supporters in violent battles in Cairo

  • 27 July 2013
Supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi run from tear gas fired by police
Image caption Supporters of Egypt's former president run from tear gas fired by police

Violent battles have erupted in Egypt's capital Cairo between supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and security forces.

Doctors are reporting that more than 100 people have been killed and over 1,000 injured overnight.

Members of Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood party had been staging a sit-in protest at a mosque.

Mr Morsi was removed from power by Egypt's army on 3 July after days of protests against the leader.

Image caption Anti-Morsi Egyptians in Tahrir Square

Egyptians against Mr Morsi have also been out on the streets.

Thousands went to Cairo's Tahrir Square to show support for the army.