Fresh Cairo clashes amid political impasse

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.

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