CAIRO, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Clashes broke out in Egypt Friday afternoon between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, killing at least 1 person and injured 25 others, official media Ahram online reported.
The violence came after thousands of Morsi supporters began fresh marches across Egypt, killing Mohamed Abdullah, a Morsi loyalist, in Tanta city in the Nile Delta governorate of Gharbiya, the report said.
The marches, which started after Muslims' noon prayers, are seen as a test to the resistance of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, to Egyptian authorities' pressure to end their protests.
Hundreds of Brotherhood members and supporters have been killed and more than 100 key members detained since Morsi's removal on July 3. The deposed president is being held at a secret location and facing charges of inciting violence and killing his opponents.
On Friday, despite heavy security presence on main thoroughfares, demonstrators marched through the Cairo and Giza districts of Ramses, Mohandeseen, Helwan, Haram and Shubra. The Governorates of Aswan, Suez Minya and Fayoum also saw protests, according to Ahram-online.
Xinhua correspondents witnessed that almost 200 protesters gathered for a demonstration on Nasr road of the southern Cairo district of Maadi. Most of them carried Morsi's pictures and banners of the "Rabaa hand," a four-finger gesture condemning what they called a deadly crackdown on Morsi's supporters.
The marches came a day after former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was released from prison to house arrest in a military hospital, which ratcheted up tensions in the North African country. He is still facing a retrial on charges of involvement in the killing of protestors in the 2011 unrest that toppled him.
Nearly 1,000 people were killed in weeklong conflicts between Morsi's supporters and security forces since the start of a dispersal operation against two pro-Morsi sit-ins on Aug. 14.