CAIRO - Gunfire rang out over a main Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets on Friday.
The protesters were marching in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency, two days after more than 600 died in a violent military operation to clear protest sites in the capital. At least 12 deaths were reported in fresh incidents early on Friday.
Fighting first erupted near the Foreign Ministry, according to an Associated Press reporter who saw protesters and people below an overpass throw rocks and bottles at each other.
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