July 30, 2013

Thousands Gather In Cairo To Demand Morsi Reinstatement

Tens of thousands of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters have gathered in Nasr City of Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of their democratically-elected president.
Thousands of ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters have gathered in Cairo’s Nasr City, calling for Morsi to be reinstated, July 30, 2013.
Thousands of ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters have gathered in Cairo’s Nasr City, calling for Morsi to be reinstated, July 30, 2013.

The Anti-Coup Alliance of Islamist issued a statement on July 29, calling for a million-man march on Tuesday.

The group urged pro-Morsi supporters to march on security administration buildings throughout Egypt to condemn the “criminal acts and the firing of live ammunition by the interior ministry at peaceful demonstrators.”

The call came while the country’s National Defense Council earlier warned of taking “decisive action” if protesters “exceed their rights to peaceful, responsible expression of their opinions.”

The North African country has been the scene of increasing violence since the head of Egypt’s armed forces, General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, said on July 3 that Morsi was no longer in office and appointed the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour as the new interim president within the day.

On July 27, at least 150 people were killed and scores of others injured in clashes during rival demonstrations by supporters and opponents of Morsi across the country.

In the meantime, EU foreign policy Chief Catherine Ashton has traveled to the crisis-hit country to meet Morsi as he is being held in an undisclosed location by the army.

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