Protesters demonstrate against Morsi trial

Morsi is due to appear in court on Monday on charges of inciting the murder of protesters outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

Protesters demonstrate against Morsi trial

World Bulletin / News Desk

Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi staged fresh rallies on Friday in protest against a planned trial of the ousted leader.

For the past 127 days, supporters of the ousted president have been staging daily rallies to denounce the July 3 overthrow of the powerful military establishment.

Friday's rallies were called by the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, Morsi's main support bloc, as part of activities against the trial of the ousted leader.

Waving banners bearing the image of Morsi, protesters called on the Islamist leader to stand his ground and chanted slogans against the military.

Morsi was ousted by the military establishment on July 3 following massive demonstrations against his presidency.

He is due to appear in court on Monday on charges of inciting the murder of protesters outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

On Thursday, the pro-democracy bloc called on supporters to protest outside the venue of Morsi's trial, describing the trial as a "farce".

Describing the trial as a "farce", the coalition also called on "free people around the world to protest outside Egyptian embassies and consulates" on Monday.

"Let's turn the trial date into a day of worldwide protest to defeat this coup," it declared.

If Morsi is brought to trial, it will be the first time for the ousted president to be seen in public since his removal.

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