Seven Dead as Egypt Riots Erupt

    A Supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a poster of him during clashes in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 15, 2013. Thousands of supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi held mass rallies and marched in the streets Monday to demand his return to office. The protest turned violent in downtown Cairo as police fired tear gas at pro-Morsi protesters who burned tires, threw rocks and blocked traffic flow on a main roadway running through the heart of the capital. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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    Seven people were killed Monday night in Egypt in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. State media said 261 people were injured in the riots as police reportedly used tear gas and even hurled rocks to keep the protesters back. The riot began Monday night as protesters blocked the 6 October Bridge, one of the city’s main thoroughfares. The crowds gathered as a senior U.S. envoy, William Burns, visited Egypt and said the country had been given a “second chance on democracy.” Burns met with Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, and Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblaw, as well as Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who oversaw Morsi’s ouster.

    More than 250 injured.
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