Egyptian police fire tear gas at Brotherhood protesters

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 02, 2013 12:25 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood who the Interior Ministry said had blocked traffic near a television production complex outside the capital, Cairo.

A ministry statement gave no details on the size of the protest or whether anyone had been hurt or detained. Egypt was braced on Friday for a possible crackdown on two Cairo sit-ins by Muslim Brotherhood supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.

(Reporting by Tom Perry and Maggie Fick; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Angus MacSwan)