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.