The majority of the people killed in the most recent clashes were killed in Cairo, two were killed in Minya and one women killed in Alexandria, according to the BBC.
Police also arrested 139 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, according to a USA Todayreport citing Egyptian state news agency MENA.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the party behind Morsi, led the anti-government demonstrations across Cairo.
“When the police forces came, they attacked us with gas bombs,” said Nour Mustapha, a university student who marched in one of the rallies in Nasr City on Saturday.
“The march went another route, and they attacked with live bullets.” Mustapha said, according to USA Today.
Others demonstrated in support the current military-backed government.
“The Egyptian army is the strongest in the world, and they never disappointed us – ever,” said Ayat Ramadan, dressed in the colors of the Egyptian flag.
Egypt’s Ahram Onlinereports that in total 300 were arrested on Saturday.
General Abdel-Fattah Osman, the Egyptian deputy interior minister for media affairs, said that a car bomb detonated on Saturday afternoon at the Central Security Forces camp in Suez.
Previously, General Hani Abdel-Latif, a spokesperson for the ministry of interior, said that an RPG fired by anti-government militants caused the explosion.
The attack left four injured and eyewitnesses report ongoing clashes at the police camp between security forces and militants.
Elections are likely to occur within six months and General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win by a large margin, according to Reuters. Sisi has yet to announce his candidacy.
Human rights groups have harshly criticized the actions taken by the Egyptian government since July, accusing the government of crushing dissent and trampling human rights.
“Three years on, the demands of the ‘25 January Revolution’ for dignity and human rights seem further away than ever,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International, according to USA Today. “Several of its architects are behind bars, and repression and impunity are the order of the day.”
While the Muslim Brotherhood continues to be attacked by the Egyptian government, Michael Hanna of the Century Foundation in New York told Reuters that they are not easily swept aside entirely.
“Their soft, non-ideological support from Egyptian society has collapsed but their most energized core remains more zealous than ever,” Hanna said.
We would love to hear your opinion, take a look at your story tips and even your original writing if you would like to get it published. Please email us at [email protected]
Please support alternative news and help us start paying contributors by donating, doing your shopping through our Amazon link or check out some must-have products at our store.
End the Lie is an alternative news website founded with the goal of producing truthful news from a variety of perspectives. Original writing can be submitted to Admin (at) EndtheLie.com (please do not attach any files to your email).