Morsi supporters resume protests

Morsi supporters resume protests


Morsi supporters demonstrate in Madinet Nasr.
FJP handout

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets on Friday in nationwide protests condemning what they described as a “military coup” conducted against his regime.

Protesters marched in Nasr City and Heliopolis in Cairo, amid strong security presence in Tahrir Square reported by state-run news agency MENA.

The Anti-Coup Alliance, established to condemn the “coup” and call for Morsi’s reinstatement, stated protests were also held in Ismailia, Sharqeya and Minya.

In Alexandria, clashes broke-out between residents and Morsi supporters in the vicinity of Al-Qaed Ibrahim mosque following the Friday prayers, reported MENA. Dozens of Morsi supporters attempted to rally near the mosque when residents allegedly pelted them with rocks.

A number of supporters of Colonel-General  Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, general commander of the armed forces, held a rally near Al-Qaed Ibrahim, carrying anti- MB banners, reported state-run Al-Ahram.

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) originally organised marches to take off from Al-Qaed Ibrahim mosque, Sidi Beshr mosque and Al-Tawheed mosque, all expected to converge near Stanley.

Clashes also erupted in the city of Mansoura, in the Dakahleya governorate, after a pro-Morsi march chanting against the army was allegedly attacked by unknown assailants, reported Al-Ahram.

In Suez, clashes erupted after a pro-army demonstration was allegedly attacked by Muslim Brotherhood Supporters, according to  Al-Ahram.

Morsi supporters have been organising nationwide protests every Friday since his ouster on 3 July.


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