BETTER NEWS: Muslim Brotherhood says 17 were killed. Dozens wounded as Brotherhood demonstrators clashed with police.
The deaths were reported in the capital Cairo and the cities of Alexandria, Fayoum and Ismailia. Authorities have recently intensified a crackdown on the movement, which has been declared a terrorist group. In Friday’s violence, police fought with demonstrators, some throwing stones and fireworks and setting police vehicles on fire, in several districts in the capital. Authorities said 122 protesters had been arrested. The latest clashes come a day after two people were killed in violence at an Islamist demonstration in the northern coastal city.