Clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in the Cairo neighbourhood of Shubra on Friday, witnesses told AFP.

The clashes erupted early in the afternoon, the witnesses said. Live footage on satellite station ONTV showed crowds throwing rocks at each other in the neighbourhood.

Morsi's supporters and backers of the military that overthrew him on July 3 are both staging rival rallies across Egypt.

Witnesses said the clashes in Cairo began after Morsi's opponents, who rallied at the behest of the military, burned posters of the ousted Islamist leader.

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