Two Dead in Latest Egypt Protests

Supporters of Morsi on the march


Two people were killed in skirmishes as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi thronged Egypt's cities and towns on Friday for the third time in eight days, trying to rattle an army-backed government bent on crushing his Muslim Brotherhood.

But the authorities, who have killed hundreds of Mursi supporters and arrested most of its top leaders, pressed on with a campaign to neutralize Egypt's biggest political movement with a decision to clip its legal status.

Far from returning to normality after the army's overthrow of Mursi on July 3 following mass protests, the Arab world's most populous nation has remained on edge in fear of violence.