Egyptians in US hold rival protests

The both camp of demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Egyptian Military Attaché as police set up barricades between the two groups to prevent any possible confrontation.

Egyptians in US hold rival protests

World Bulletin/News Desk

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's military-backed regime staged rival rallies on Sunday in the US capital, Washington.

The both camp of demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Egyptian Military Attaché as police set up barricades between the two groups to prevent any possible confrontation.

Those who opposed the ouster of Egypt's president, Mohamed Morsi, chanted slogans in Arabic, waving Egyptian flags and holding banners that read "Army and democracy never together" and "Only in Egypt your vote counts for nothing."

The rival group just across the police barricades chanted slogans in favor of Egypt's military chief Abdelfattah al-Sisi holding banners that read "Egyptian army, our honour, our pride" and "Army, keeper of peace."

Morsi was deposed by Egypt's powerful military establishment three months ago following massive and well-coordinated protests against his presidency.

Opponents of the unconstitutional change of government describe Morsi's ouster as a military coup, while supporters of the move call it a military-backed "popular uprising".

Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 12:03
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