CAIRO -- At least six people were killed and dozens injured Friday in the latest round of
State media reported that clashes broke out between protesters and supporters of the military; the
Thousands of protesters turned out in the capital and across the country, with the numbers less than predicted by some sources. At the same time, some demonstrators said the gatherings were the largest since the July 3 military coup that ousted Islamist president
The dispersal through neighborhoods was the same tactic demonstrators followed last week as the military closed some prominent squares and tightened security throughout the city.
Since a military crackdown left hundreds of Morsi supporters dead on Aug. 14, the opposition has become more careful about avoiding large confrontations. But protesters remain defiant in calling for the return of the country's first democratically elected president.
Many of the Brotherhood's leaders are now in government custody.