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Egypt charges 200 over bloodshed at army HQ, judicial source says

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Egyptian prosecutors charged on Wednesday 200 people for taking part in fatal clashes near the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo, a judicial source told AFP.

The 200 people will be taken into custody for 15 days awaiting an investigation into allegations of murder, incitement to violence, carrying unlicensed weapons and disrupting public order, the source added.

At least 54 people were killed in clashes on Monday near Cairo’s Republican Guard headquarters, where supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi were demanding that he be reinstated.

The army had ousted the president and dissolved the Islamist-drafted constitution following protests that saw millions taking to the streets calling for Mursi’s resignation.

(With AFP)