Clashes in Suez between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and their opponents erupted during a march held “to support legitimacy” on Friday afternoon, leaving one man injured. The 20-year-old man was transferred to the Suez General Hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound.
A “hit-and-run” situation developed on Al-Geish Street, one of Suez’s main streets; both sides used stones and firearms. eleven cars in the area were destroyed.
The area’s residents called on army and police forces to control the situation, while ambulances were sent to the scene.
A pro-Morsi march of nearly 2000 participants moved towards Al-Kheidr square, four km away from the area of the clashes, while the area’s residents were trying to break apart the skirmishes.
These clashes are the first in the area since those on 16 August during the dispersion of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda pro-Morsi sit-ins.
Additional Reporting: Hassan Ghonema