BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhuanet) -- Clashes erupted on Friday at Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital Cairo. The health ministry reported that 110 people were injured.
Supporters of Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi clashed with liberals and leftists, throwing rocks and setting fire to protesters in the first violent unrest since Morsi took office. The pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters demanded the retrial of senior officials of former President Hosni Mubarak’s government.
Anti-brotherhood liberals meanwhile called for a constitution that represents all Egyptians. The unrest broke out after Morsi’s supporters stormed the activists’ stage at the Square, angered by chants from the opposition they perceived as insults to the president.