CAIRO – One demonstrator was killed Friday in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, according to a source from Egypt's main pro-democracy alliance.
Mustafa Kamal Yassin, 20, was shot dead during clashes that erupted after security forces dispersed a pro-Morsi rally in the coastal city's Al-Hanovel district, a source from the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy said.
A medical source confirmed that the fatality had been the result of live ammunition.
Pro-democracy protesters staged fresh rallies on Friday as part of an 11-day "revolutionary wave" called for by the alliance to mark the third anniversary of a constitutional referendum that had represented Egypt's first free poll following the 2011 ouster of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak.
Since Morsi's ouster by the army more than eight months ago, which critics describe as an unconstitutional "military coup," his supporters have continued to stage rallies on an almost daily basis to demand his reinstatement.
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