Riot police chased student protesters chanting against the military and the police at the Islamic Al-Azhar University. Footage on private TV networks showed demonstrators hurling stones and setting fire on tree branches to defuse tear gas smoke.
The night before, one person was killed when similar clashes broke near the dormitory of the same university. Anti-Morsi civilians also joined the fray in the eastern district of Cairo, fighting against the protesters, according to Egypt's official news agency.
Clashes also erupted Friday in several other districts of the capital. Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr TV showed footage of police vehicle on fire in a highway linking Cairo with Giza.
Armored vehicles closed main squares and city centers in Cairo and other major cities after Morsi's group, the Muslim Brotherhood, and its allies announced new protests in defiance of the interim government's latest move labeling the group as a terrorist organization. The announcement was meant to further cripple the group ahead of a key vote on draft constitution on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15 seen by the interim government as a milestone in the transition plan.
The Interior Ministry official said in a statement that more than 147 protesters were arrested in different provinces, including 28 women.
At least one person killed in southern city of Minya, according to the governor Salah Ziyada who was speaking to Egyptian CBC TV network.
Since Morsi was ousted in a military coup on July 3 after millions demonstrated demanding his removal, the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies have held constant protests demanding his reinstatement and denouncing the interim government installed by the military in his place. But their rallies have sharply decreased in numbers because of a heavy-handed crackdown on the group that put thousands in detention and killed hundreds during the violent disbanding of two protest camps in August.
Fridays traditionally witness the largest turnouts of protesters. This Friday poses a test to the Brotherhood's willingness and ability to continue going head-to-head against the interim government, as well as a new tactic to crack down on protests.
After the government on Wednesday declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organization, a security spokesman said any participants in Brotherhood rallies will be sentenced to five years in prison, and group leaders could be sentenced to death according to anti-terrorism laws.
The terror label came after a suicide bombing Tuesday in a Nile Delta city that killed 16 and wounded 100, mostly policemen.
A second blast took place on Thursday in Cairo, hitting a bus and injuring passengers but leaving no major causalities.
The government accused the Brotherhood of being behind the bombing, as well as stepped-up attacks by Islamic militants since Morsi's ouster, a claim the group denies. An al-Qaida-inspired group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or the Champions of Jerusalem, claimed responsibility for Tuesday's suicide attack and vowed more.
The government has provided no strong evidence that links the Brotherhood to militant groups. But during Morsi's year in power, he allied with radical groups and sent envoys to militant leaders for a truce in the volatile Sinai region in return for halting military offensive.
After Morsi's ouster, the military launched a major offensive in Sinai against suspected militants, sweeping through hideouts in villages located near the borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel.
The majority of Egyptians are now in a horns of dilemma after observing how the Army and police is behaving and killing own people like cats and dogs on the streets. They now repent why they listened to the Israeli spies to bring in the Army through a coup and supported the Army demons.
It is they those who dug a Cannal to invite the crocodile (Israel). Now it is they who has to come out and oppose the Military rule and say if Morsi was a murderer the army and police is bigger criminal man slaughterers to the fact that Army and police are the genocide criminals. Therefore, if Morsi is tried then General SESSI should be tried too in International court of Justice with all his accomplices without fail.
At the same time Israel must be tried too for its crime against humanity before anybody can expect peace to step in in Mid East.
Israel is the main bone of contention to world humanity and world community of Nations have no doubt left in their mind that the greatest leaders of the world and humanity was The Great Adolf Hitler who judged these Zionists as the singled out criminals of the world Human Beings.
That is why he booted them out of their hearth with a view to uproot them from the earth all together. To day had these Zionists been not there at all and Adolf Hitler’s action was not countered by some immature people of some countries of the world, then there would not have been any killing of innocent human beings in the world as today killing is prevalent.
These killings are continuing because to strengthen Israel’s position to control the Muslim world is on going, which is absolutely unnecessary and only depicts the deep Racism rooted in some countries of the world.
World Community of Nations is deeply wounded at heart because of those countries duplicity in racism in every walks of life helping these Zionism to expand in a dangerous state without consideration that such act to help expedite Israel's ZIONISM by the racist countries is pushing the world fast to devastations only because religious hate and Zionism.
The Eminent Intelligentsias are of the opinion that Super powers should get together and immediately disarm Israel’s all Nukes and stop totally the expansion of ZIONISM as per the dangerous plan of the assassin criminal PM of Israel and the terrorist leader Lieberman
General Sissi is asked by the World Community of Nations to immediately stop the operation of repression of EGYPTIAN to avoid serious repercussion.