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Egypt’s security police and protesters clash

Thousands take to the streets in several cities

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces fired salvos of tear gas at rock-throwing protesters in several northern cities Friday, as thousands marched in protest against the rule of President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist, and his fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood group.

The street protests came in defiance to hardline Muslim clerics who issued religious edicts this week calling for the killing of opposition leaders.

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