Created on Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:42
Written by Elad Benari - Arutz Sheva
Attempted assassination of Egypts Internal Minister
Two people were killed in clashes on Friday between protesters and police in the Egyptian city of Fayoum, AFP reported, citing local security officials.
Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi have pressed a protest campaign since his overthrow last July, despite an extensive crackdown that has killed more than 1,400 people and imprisoned thousands.
One of the two killed on Friday, a 52-year-old man, was suffocated by tear gas during the clashes in Fayoum province southwest of Cairo, according to AFP.
The other fatality was a woman, but the officials did not say how she died.
Protests are expected to continue as Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ex-army chief who toppled Morsi, stands in a late May presidential election he is expected to win.
Sisi is widely backed by Egyptians who want a restoration of stability, but Morsi supporters consider him the mastermind of a coup against the country's first freely elected president.
In another trial, Morsi and 35 others, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, are accused of conspiring
with foreign powers, the Hamas terror group and Iran to destabilize Egypt.