Egypt: 4 killed in clashes in Suez Canal city

AYA BATRAWY MARIAM RIZK Associated Press Published:

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official news agency says the death toll has risen to four in clashes in the city of Suez between police and protesters on the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The agency quoted the head of the emergency ward at the Suez Canal's city's main hospital as saying five other people were being treated for gunshot wounds from Friday's clashes, raising the possibility of more fatalities.

Suez on Friday saw some of the worst clashes between police and protesters, who set ablaze a government building that once housed the city's local government.

The protests have been called by the liberal and secular opposition to denounce Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who took office in June as the country's first freely elected civilian president.