Dozens of Nahda Square protesters arrested: Eyewitnesses

CAIRO, August 13, 2013 (AA)

Security forces have arrested dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi who had been camped out in Giza’s Nahda Square, eyewitnesses said Wednesday morning.

Security forces stormed Urman Park, where a number of pro-Morsi protesters were holed up after their sit-in was forcibly dispersed earlier in the day.

According to eyewitnesses, fire had spread from burning tents and tires in the square to several parked cars.

Vehicles passing in nearby streets, meanwhile, are reportedly being searched for fleeing Muslim Brotherhood leaders and weapons.

In the early hours of Wednesday, Egyptian police moved in to disperse protesters in both Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo and Giza’s Nahda Square.

Medics at the field hospital in Rabaa al-Adawiya said at least 150 people had been killed and more than 7,000 wounded. Thirteen were also reportedly killed in Giza’s Nahda Square.

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