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Egypt court sentences 2 supporters of ousted president to death for throwing rivals off roof

Egypt's state news agency says an Alexandria court has sentenced two supporters of President Mohammed Morsi to death in connection with violence that followed the ouster of the Islamist president.

The agency said the court Saturday found the men guilty of murder for throwing two people off a building in the coastal city during mass protests demanding Morsi's reinstatement.

The incident came two days after Morsi's July 3 ouster. Footage repeatedly aired on national TV showed one of the defendants roaming the roof raising a black flag often used by militants. At least 16 others were killed that day.

Authorities have since intensified a crackdown on Morsi supporters, dispersing protests and detaining thousands. Last week, a court sentenced 529 to death for killing a policeman.