Morsi ally calls for Eid prayers in Tahrir

Opponents and supporters of Morsi have been vying to protest in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of mass protests that swept long-serving president Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011

Morsi ally calls for Eid prayers in Tahrir

World Bulletin / News Desk

A leader of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, the main support bloc for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, on Saturday called for pro-democracy protesters to perform the Eid al-Adha prayer in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday.

"The call aims to celebrate both Eid and the defeat of coup leaders," Mahmoud Fathi, the leader of the Salafist Fadilah Party, told the Anadolu Agency.
He said Eid prayers in Tahrir "will show that the square is ours and that we will not allow the coup leaders to control it."

Opponents and supporters of Morsi have been vying to protest in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of mass protests that swept long-serving President Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011.

Morsi's opponents have called on military-backed authorities to allow Eid prayers in the iconic square.

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