WSJ – CAIRO—Tens of thousands of President Mohammed Morsi’s backers and opponents held competing rallies in Egyptian cities Friday, providing a preview to nationwide protests planned for Sunday to seek Mr. Morsi’s removal.
Violence in Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, left at least two people dead and 143 people injured, according to Egyptian state media. One of those killed, according to initial reports, was an American. Rioters set fire to offices of Mr. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood-backed party in the Nile River delta. By nightfall, thousands of anti-Morsi protesters filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square.