Despite weather, anti-coup protesters stage fresh rallies in Egypt

Amid anti-military slogans, supporters of the ousted president staged demonstrations in the Cairo districts of Helwan, Maadi, Nasr City and Shubra.

Despite weather, anti-coup protesters stage fresh rallies in Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Despite bad weather conditions, supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi staged fresh rallies on Friday to show support for student demonstrators.

For the last 169 days, anti-coup demonstrators have staged rallies on an almost daily basis to denounce what they describe as the July 3 "military coup" that unseated Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president.

Amid anti-military slogans, supporters of the ousted president staged demonstrations in the Cairo districts of Helwan, Maadi, Nasr City and Shubra.

Demonstrators waved banners calling for the release of detainees and for boycotting a planned constitution referendum.

The protesters staged several rallies in Giza, the coastal city of Alexandria and the northern provinces of Minya and Qena.

Protests set out in the canal provinces of Suez, Ismailia and Port Said, the Nile Delta province of Menoufiya and the central Beni Sueif province.

Friday's rallies were called by the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, Morsi's main support bloc, to show solidarity with student protesters.

In recent weeks, Egyptian universities have been rocked by student protests amid clashes between security forces and student demonstrators opposed to Morsi's overthrow.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Aralık 2013, 16:22
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