Morsi supporters call for Tuesday demonstrations

Morsi supporters call for Tuesday demonstrations

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi hold up his portrait and wave their national flag, as they continue to hold a sit in outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on July 24, 2013.  (AFP Photo)

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi hold up his portrait and wave their national flag, as they continue to hold a sit in outside Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on July 24, 2013.
(AFP Photo)

Groups demanding the return of ousted president Mohamed Morsi are planning a “million person march” on Tuesday.

The “Anti-Coup Coalition” also announced plans to march on Monday night after Isha prayers to security administration buildings across various governorates “to condemn the criminal acts and the firing of live ammunition by the interior ministry at peaceful demonstrators.”

The group added that it would erect a tent near the site of Saturday morning’s bloodshed so that family members of the deceased could receive condolences from those wanting to pay their respects.

“We call on the great Egyptian people, all sectors of society refusing the military coup, and all Egyptian families to out into the streets and squares to regain their freedom and dignity,” read a statement issued by the Anti-Coup Coalition.

Supporters of the former president marched to the military intelligence headquarters on Sunday night.

Spokesman for the armed forces Colonel Ahmed Ali released a statement following the march appealing to protesters to refrain from approaching military installations, especially those of “vital importance.”

“The right to demonstrate peacefully is guaranteed for all and protected by the armed forces,” read the spokesman’s statement. “But a departure from its norms is a breach of the law, which could pose a risk to the lives of citizens.”

The statement went on to say the warning was not a threat, but such advances towards vital institutions went against the “commitment to the interests of citizens and security.”

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