Egypt police use tear gas to break up Cairo clashes
AFPCAIRO, Qahirah--Egyptian police fired tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi and residents of a central Cairo neighborhood, AFP correspondents said.
August 14, 2013, 12:10 am TWN
The clashes began when dozens of religious scholars affiliated with Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood entered the ministry of endowments and were ordered out by police, a security official said.
They then clashed with residents of the area prompting police to fire tear gas, the official and AFP correspondents said.
The scholars were joined by more pro-Morsi protesters who damaged shop fronts. That further infuriated the residents, who pelted them with stones, leading to sporadic scuffles on several streets.
The confrontations come as Morsi supporters demonstrated outside several government ministries in Cairo.