Several hundred supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gathered outside the Qoba Presidential Palace in Cairo on Tuesday (November 19) on a tense day in the Egyptian capital.

Supporters held up posters of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi and some tried to set alight pictures of military chief, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Since the military removed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president in early July, army chief General Sisi has become a wildly popular figure in Egypt with state media whipping up public sentiment against the Brotherhood.

But Brotherhood supporters continue to rally for their deposed leader.

Earlier on Tuesday, security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters as clashes erupted between supporters of General Sisi and crowds gathered in Tahrir Square to commemorate bloody clashes two years ago between demonstrators and security forces on nearby Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

In the November 2011 incident, security forces killed 42 people opposed to the military council ruling Egypt at the time.

Tuesday's protests turned into minor clashes by the afternoon after crowds on Mohamed Mahmoud Street chased down supporters of General Sisi, and the two sides exchanged rocks.

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