Violence erupted near the Presidential Guards` premises as they shot a man who came near the barbed wires protecting the headquarters and put a photo of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
Supporters of Morsi protesting near the premises said the man was killed and showed Mada Masr his ID. Mada Masr could not verify their account. Another Mada Masr reported spotted the dead body at the entrance of the building adjacent to the Presidential Guards` headquarters.
Shortly after the shooting, protesters came closer to the barbed wires and presidential guards fired birdshots to separate them. Their numbers increased as they were joined by others. Mada Masr reporter saw a march of men who said they are from Al-Azhar approaching the site of the clashes and stationing themselves between the presidential guards and the pro-Morsi protesters.
The violence happened as thousands of supporters of Morsi took to the streets of Egypt to demand his come-back, after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced his ouster on Wednesday following mass calls for his departure.
In pro-Morsi protests in Beheira, police fired tear gas to disperse protesters as they clashed with anti-Morsi demonstrators, Al-Ahram state-run newspapers reported. In Qena, eyewitness Mahmoud Ahmad said police clashed with pro-Morsi protesters and fired birdshots. One protester was heavily injured in his head, Ahmad said.
Al-Ahram also reported that many protesters returned home in Qalyubiya due to the absence of the Brotherhood leaders.
In Cairo, protests by Brotherhood members and supporters were organized around Cairo University, Rabea al-Adaweya, where an Islamist sit-in have been there for days, the Ministry of Defense and Salah Salem road where the Presidential Guards headquarters sits.
Protesters around Cairo University roamed around the Dokki area chanting, "Islamic, Islamic, despite the will of seculars." They passed through a Security Directorate and a church chanting, "Islamic, Islamic."
At the Presidential Guards site, protesters were chanting against the military as ground troops were securing the premises.
[This article originally appeared on Mada Masr.]