Anti-coup resistance continues in Egypt

Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi staged another round of rallies Friday to denounce what they call the "military coup" against the elected leader and demand his reinstatement.

Anti-coup resistance continues in Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi staged another round of rallies Friday to denounce what they call the "military coup" against the elected leader and demand his reinstatement.

The demonstrations were called by the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy (NADL), a coalition of groups supportive of the deposed president, to celebrate what they call the "Eid of victory."
"We call on the great Egyptian people to take their families to the squares of the revolution to celebrate the Eid of victory and show the civilized image of the Egyptian people to the world," the NADL said in a statement.

Ever since his July 3 ouster by the army following mass protests against him, Morsi supporters have been staging daily rallies and sit-ins to condemn what they call the "military coup" against the elected president and demand his reinstatement.

The two largest pro-Morsi sit-ins are in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza.

The government has described the two sit-ins as a "threat to national security" and mandated the interior minister to take "all necessary measures" to disperse them.

On Wednesday, interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi said the government would not retreat from its stated plan to break up the two sit-ins.

Last Mod: 09 Ağustos 2013, 17:09
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