The Ministry Of Health confirmed one death and 130 injuries following clashes in Mansoura Wednesday evening, reported state-run Al-Ahram.
A march by President Mohamed Morsi supporters in Mansoura, Daqahleya took a violent turn on Wednesday afternoon, resulting in four serious injuries and a death.
At the time of publishing, clashes between protesters were ongoing in Port Said Street, where a large Islamist rally had taken place.
The Freedom and Justice Party in Daqahleya had announced on its Facebook page that it would hold a march in support of Morsi’s “legitimacy” after Al-Asr prayers.
The march included members of the Islamist parties, the Freedom and Justice Party, Al-Asala Party, Al-Watan Party, Al-Wasat Party, Al-Sha’ab Party, Al-Raya Party, and the Building and Development Party.
The march started at Al-Jam’eya Al-Shar’eya Mosque on Port Said Street. Mohamed Al-Mohandes, a member of the Tamarod campaign in Daqahleya said the clashes were on the street, adding that opposition members gathered outside the governorate building, and seemed likely to march to Al-Nasr Mosque, the site of the Islamist rally.
Abdel-Hamid Rashed, a member of the Popular Current in Daqahelya said the rally was massive. He claimed Islamist protesters initiated the violence and that some carried shotguns and sticks, prompting residents of the area to retaliate.
He said the two sides were fighting running battles.
The Freedom and Justice Party in Daqahleya released a statement, saying dozens of protesters on Port Said Street were injured after being attacked by “thugs” who fired birdshot at them and brandished other weapons. “Dozens have been taken to the Mansoura International Hospital with serious, minor and birdshot injuries,” the statement read.