Dozens protest ousting of Egyptian president in Berlin

People performed prayer and listened to the priest just before raising placards with Morsi's pictures and now-iconic bright yellow 'Rabaa sign' in memory of the hundreds of demonstrators killed

Dozens protest ousting of Egyptian president in Berlin

World Bulletin/News Desk

A group of 80 protesters gathered in front of the Egyptian embassy in Germany’s capital Berlin and performed a Friday prayer in a bid to condemn the overthrow of Egypt's first-elected president, Mohamed Morsi.

After spreading their prayer rugs on the ground in front of the Egyptian embassy, people performed Friday prayer and listened to the priest just before raising placards with Morsi's pictures and now-iconic bright yellow 'Rabaa sign' in memory of the hundreds of demonstrators killed in mid-August during the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins.

Some of the placards read "Silence kills" and "We protest for democracy and the rule of law."

Protesters left the scene in peace following the demonstration.

Morsi was removed from power by Egypt's military establishment this summer after massive, well-coordinated protests against his presidency that began on June 30.

The unconstitutional change of government is described by the ousted president's backers as a military coup, while supporters of the move call it a military-backed "popular uprising".

Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2013, 10:04
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