Egyptian Protesters Breach Palace Barricade

Morsi supporters are rallying close by


CAIRO: Thousands of protesters breached a barricade outside the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo on Tuesday, as even more supporters of President Mohamed Morsi massed just a few kilometres (miles) away.

There were fears the rival rallies could mix, sparking clashes like those seen outside the palace last week, when seven people were killed and hundreds injured in a melee between mobs wielding metal bars, petrol bombs and handguns.