Police reportedly storm pro-Morsi rally as mass protests continue amid struggling transitional administration.
Al Jazeera, July 8
Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi have clashed with security forces on the streets of Cairo amid a continuining political deadlock over who would be the country’s interim prime minister.
Activists of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood said police stormed a peaceful sit-in and fired tear gas at the gathering. There are unconfirmed reports of casualties.
They were demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, who was ousted by a military coup last week.
The latest violence came even as a lack of consensus blocked the interim leadership’s efforts to pick a prime minister.