The ministry of interior issued a statement saying four people were killed in clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in Ain Shams in east Cairo on Friday.

Morsi supporters in several areas around the country took part in demonstrations by Islamists opposing the recent decision of former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to run in the upcoming presidential elections.

The ministry of interior said it arrested more than 100 throughout the day nationwide.

Ain Shams, a strong base for the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, has witnessed intense confrontations between the supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in recent months.

A journalist from the independent Dostour newspaper, Mayada Ashraf, 22, was among the dead as she received a bullet covering the demonstrations in Ain Shams.

A Coptic woman, Mary George, was reportedely stabbed to death by pro-Morsi supporters in the same area.

According to the committee to protect journalists, prior to Ashraf’s death on Friday, nine journalists have been killed in Egypt since the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

Meanwhile, security forces have clashed in many governorates around the country on Friday with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood… see more

source: ahram online