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Morsi supporters resume protests

Plans for nationwide protests continue, show-up rate decreases

Morsi supporters demonstrate in Madinet Nasr.
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Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets on Friday in nationwide protests condemning what they described as a “military coup” conducted against his regime.

Protesters marched in Nasr City and Heliopolis in Cairo, amid strong security presence in Tahrir Square reported by state-run news agency MENA.

The Anti-Coup Alliance, established to condemn the “coup” and call for Morsi’s reinstatement, stated protests were also held in Ismailia, Sharqeya and Minya.

In Alexandria, clashes broke-out between residents and Morsi supporters in the vicinity of Al-Qaed Ibrahim mosque following the Friday prayers, reported MENA. Dozens of Morsi supporters attempted to rally near the mosque when residents allegedly pelted them with rocks.

A number of supporters of Colonel-General  Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, general commander of the armed forces, held a rally near Al-Qaed Ibrahim, carrying anti- MB banners, reported state-run Al-Ahram.

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) originally organised marches to take off from Al-Qaed Ibrahim mosque, Sidi Beshr mosque and Al-Tawheed mosque, all expected to converge near Stanley.

Clashes also erupted in the city of Mansoura, in the Dakahleya governorate, after a pro-Morsi march chanting against the army was allegedly attacked by unknown assailants, reported Al-Ahram.

In Suez, clashes erupted after a pro-army demonstration was allegedly attacked by Muslim Brotherhood Supporters, according to  Al-Ahram.

Morsi supporters have been organising nationwide protests every Friday since his ouster on 3 July.


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