100 days of pro-Morsi protests

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi are still making their voices heard on Egyptian streets as their protest enter 100th day

100 days of pro-Morsi protests

Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi are still making their voices heard on the Egyptian streets as their protest enter the 100th day.

Despite the brutal dispersal of two major protest camps in mid-August and a major security crackdown on Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, loyalists of the deposed Islamist leader have been staging daily protests to denounce the "military coup" against Morsi and demand his reinstatement.

Here is a timeline of the protests staged by Morsi backers since June 28.

Friday, June 28:

-Opponents of then president Mohamed Morsi stage a sit-in in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, two days ahead of planned mass protests calling for his departure from office and holding early presidential elections.

-Supporters of the Islamist leader, led by the Brotherhood and its Islamist allies, hold a major rally in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, eastern Cairo, under the banner of "legitimacy is a red line."

Saturday, June 29:

Salafist preacher Safwat Hegazi warns against ‘touching’ Morsi, saying the Islamist president will never step down and that no one has the right to protest to revoke the popular will that brought an elected leader to power.

Sunday, June 30:

Hundreds of thousands flock to Tahrir Square and the Ittihadiya presidential palace and other Egyptian provinces to call for Morsi’s removal. Mass protests, meanwhile, are held in his support in Rabaa Square.

Monday, July 1:

Egypt’s army issues a two-day ultimatum for all parties, saying that people’s demands must be addressed within 48 hours or it will announce a roadmap for the country's future.

Tuesday, July 2:

Morsi’s supporters start another sit-in in Giza's Nahda Square, near Cairo University.

Wednesday, July 3:

-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announces a roadmap for Egypt’s transition in the presence of several political and religious figures. Under the roadmap, Adly Mansour, head of Egypt's constitutional court, is named interim president, the constitution – approved last year via popular referendum – is suspended and early presidential elections are to be held.

-Morsi says in a televised speech on YouTube that the move is a full-scale military coup. His supporters announce an open-ended sit-in in the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares to call for his reinstatement and call on the army to immediacy release him.

Friday, July 5:

In his first appearance since Morsi’s ouster, Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie addresses supporters of the deposed president in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and urges them to continue their sit-in.

Saturday, July 6:

Morsi’s backers start a new sit-in outside the Republican Guards compound, hundreds of meters away from Rabaa al-Adawiya square. The prosecution, meanwhile, orders the arrest of Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat al-Sadter, former supreme guide Mahdi Akef and leader of the group's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Saad al-Katatni over charges of inciting violence.

Sunday, July 7:

Military helicopters drop roses and Ramadan greeting cards on Morsi's supporters in the Nahda Square. The FJP says security forces closed down its offices in downtown Cairo without a judicial order.

Monday, July 8:

Army and police forces disperse the pro-democracy sit-in outside the Republican Guards compound, leaving scores dead and hundreds injured. The army and Morsi’s backers trade the blame for the incident.

Monday, July 15:

Pro-democracy protesters stage mass protests in Cairo and other provinces. Seven are killed in clashes in Cairo and Giza.

Tuesday, July 16:

Military choppers drop leaflets on the Rabaa Square, calling on protesters to “revisit” their position.

Friday, July 19:

Morsi’s backers stage massive protests under the banner of “Breaking the Coup,” while opponents converge on Tahrir Square and Ittihadiya presidential palace to show support for the Islamist president's ouster.

Saturday, July 20:

Three women are killed and a fourth is seriously injured during a pro-democracy march in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura

Wednesday, July 24:

Gen. al-Sisi calls on Egyptians to take to the streets to give a mandate to the army and Interior Ministry to combat "potential terrorism.”

Friday, July 26:

-Massive pro-military protests are staged in Tahrir Square and other squares in response to Al-Sisi’s invitation.

-Morsi's backers stage an evening march from the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square to the Unknown Soldier Memorial, but are intercepted by police and clashes ensue.

Saturday, July 27:

The Health Ministry says at least 74 protesters are killed in the clashes, while the field hospital in the Rabaa Square puts the number at 130.

Wednesday, July 31:

The Cabinet mandates the Interior Ministry to take all measures necessary to dismantle the pro-Morsi protest camps in Nahda and Rabaa squares.

Friday, August 2:

-Massive protests are staged under the banner "Egypt against coup" to reject “threats” to disperse pro-Morsi sit-ins.

-Police uses teargas to disperse a pro-democracy march outside the Media Production City in western Cairo. The Interior Ministry denies accusations that police forces used live ammunition to disperse the protesters.

Sunday, August 4:

Thousands flock to the Rabaa and Nahda squares to mark the Laylat al-Qadr (the "Night of Power," when Muslims believe the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad).

Tuesday, August 6:

Pro-democracy protesters stage massive protests under the theme of "steadfastness against coup" in several squares across the country.

Wednesday, August 7:

Prime Minister Hazem al-Bablawi says the decision to disperse the pro-democracy sit-ins in Rabaa and Nahda squares is final and irrevocable.

August 8-10:

-Morsi’s backers celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Rabaa and Nahda squares in a joyful mood.

-Morsi’s wife addresses his loyalists in Rabaa in her first appearance since his ouster. Massive protests are also held following the early Eid prayers nationwide.

Wednesday, August 14:

-Security forces move in to forcibly disperse pro-Morsi protest camps in Rabaa and Nahda square. A nighttime curfew is imposed in 14 provinces and a state of emergence is declared.

-The Health Ministry says over 570 protesters are killed in the dispersal, while the pro-democracy National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy puts the toll at 2,600 and accuses army and police forces of torching the Rabaa Mosque and the field hospital with scores of corpses inside, allegations denied by Egyptian authorities.

Thursday, August 15:

-Rabaa protesters transfer 259 corpses to the nearby Iman mosque. The mosque is cleared by security forces in order to avoid turning it into a new epicenter of protests.

-A new wave of protests is staged by pro-Morsi protesters to denounce the "military coup".

-A wave of attacks is launched against churches, police stations and public facilities and Egyptian media accuse the Brotherhood of being behind the attacks, an accusation denied by the Islamist group. Brotherhood supporters form human shield to protect churches during protests.

Friday, August 16:

Funerals are held for those killed in the protest dispersal. Mass protests are staged across Cairo with demonstrators converging on downtown Ramses Square. Army and police forces try to disperse the protests, leaving at least 103 people dead, including the son of Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, according to the field hospital in the nearby Fath Mosque.

Saturday, August 17:

Security forces clear Fath Mosque and evict hundreds of protesters taking shelter inside the over fears of being arrested and attacked by local residents, whose shops were burnt.

Sunday, August 18:

At least 38 pro-democracy protesters are killed in police custody. Police say they died from teargas inhalation while being transferred to Abu Zaabal prison. However, the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy says the corpses bear signs of severe torture.

Friday, August 23:

Morsi’s backers adopt a new strategy for protesting, opting to stage marches in the side streets, away from major squares and main streets heavily guarded by security forces.

Saturday, August 24:

The pro-democracy alliance announces the start of week-long protests under the theme of "the people lead their revolution."

Friday, August 30:

Morsi’s backers continue protests to defend "legitimacy".

Tuesday, September 3:

Pro-democracy protesters stage a protest using cars and motorcycles in the Nile Delta of Beheira. Demonstrators block a main road in Arish, bringing traffic to a halt in the North Sinai province.

Wednesday, September 4:

The pro-Morsi alliance holds a press conference to call for an end to military trials of civilians.

Friday, September 6:

The alliance calls for mass protests under the rubric "the people protect their revolution." Pro-democracy protests are staged in several cities to denounce the "military coup".

Saturday, September 7:

Pro-democracy protests continue across the country, and demonstrators stage a march using motorcycles in Fayoum.

Sunday, September 8:

Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad reiterates demands for restoring the legitimacy and ending the "coup".

Monday, September 9:

-Pro-democracy demonstrators are harassed in the North Sinai city of Beir al-Abd by army soldiers, who fire into the air to disperse the protesters.

-Police arrest three Brotherhood members and Islamists in Assiut and raids are launched into homes of Morsi supporters in Minya.

Tuesday, September 10:

The pro-democracy bloc calls for protests under the banner of "dignity and freedom for Egypt’s women."

Wednesday, September 11:

Pro-democracy protesters stage protests in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya under the theme of "Egypt’s free women."

Friday, September 13:

The pro-democracy alliance calls for protests in “tribute” to the martyrs of the Rabaa and Nahda squares.

Saturday, September 14:

Coptic activists initiate "Christians against coup" movement as pro-democracy protests continue in several provinces.

Sunday, September 15:

Senior Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagi thanks revolutionaries for their efforts to restore legitimacy. FJP deputy leader Essam al-Arian calls on "honorable Egyptians" to advise authorities to refrain from violence against peaceful protesters.

Monday, September 16:

Security forces storm Dalga village in the Upper Egyptian province of Minya to disperse a pro-democracy sit-in.

Tuesday, September 17:

-Anti-coup bloc calls mass protests under the banner "loyalty to martyrs' blood".

-One protester killed and several others injured in the canal city of Port Said when a pro-democracy march comes under attack.

Thursday, September 19:

-Security forces raid the Giza town of Kerdasa, and a senior police officer is shot dead.

-Pro-democracy alliance condemns the security swoop in Kerdasa on the ground that it will undermine chances for reaching a political solution to the crisis.

Friday, September 20:

The alliance calls for massive protests under the theme "Youths are pillars of revolution."

Sunday, September 22:

Egypt’s academic year starts amid anti-coup protests in universities and schools.

Monday, September 23:

An Egyptian court orders the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood and the confiscation of the group's assets.

Wednesday, September 25:

A security crackdown in Kerdasa continues and dozens are arrested.

Friday, September 27:

Several protests are held nationwide as part of the second week of demonstrations themed "youths are pillars of revolution.’

Saturday, September 28:

Clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi students in the universities of Ain Shams and Mansoura.

Wednesday, October 2:

Pro-democracy coalition calls for protests to mark the anniversary of the 1973 military victory against Israel.

Friday, October 4:

Seven people killed in violence that marred pro-democracy protests in several provinces.

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