CAIRO, (Xinhua): Two people were killed and several others injured on Monday during clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the state TV reported.
At the symbolic Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, protestors from both sides exchanged rocks and birdshots, with gunshots also heard in the area, according to official MENA news agency.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd and to prevent Morsi’s loyalists from reaching the U.S. embassy.
Security forces have deployed armored vehicles and more central security personnel in neighboring areas of the U.S. embassy.
Editor: Hou Qiang