Officials say 16 people killed during Tuesday clashes at Cairo University

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 22:34:57-04

(CNN) –Sixteen people have been killed and 200 injured in clashes at Cairo University, the official EgyNews agency reported early Wednesday, citing Egypt’s health ministry.

It wasn’t immediately clear how these seven deaths affect the overall death toll relating to protests in Egypt. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that at least 16 people have died since Sunday in clashes between President Morsi’s opponents and his supporters.

Earlier Tuesday, state-run EgyNews reported that four people had died as a result of protests in that country, citing the health ministry.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy refused Tuesday to bow to a military ultimatum that he find a solution to the unrest sweeping the country or be pushed aside, setting the stage for a possible showdown.

In a televised speech, Morsy declared he was elected president in balloting that was free and representative of the will of the people. “I will not accept … anyone to come out and … take steps to shake up this legitimacy. This is rejected,” he said.

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