Egyptian police use tear gas to disperse a crowd of pro-Morsi supporters who marched on the Ministry of Endowment in Cairo.
CAIRO, Egypt - Police fired tear gas at supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi who were marching on a government building in central Cairo Tuesday, security officials said.
Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi supporters took part in the march on the country's Ministry of Religious Endowment.
The demonstrators were also pelted with rocks by some local residents.
Deadly protests continue weeks after the nation's military removed the president from office.
Police said 12 pro-Morsi protesters were arrested after they tried to enter the ministry building.
There was no immediate information about casualties or fatalities.
It comes a day after Egypt’s interim government - installed on July 3 by army chiefs - said Morsi would be detained for a further 15 days pending investigations of charges he conspired in 2011 with Palestinian militants.
Morsi was elected to power by popular vote in 2012.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
Police detain a supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during clashes in central Cairo, Tuesday.
This story was originally published on Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:51 AM EDT