Egyptain protesters demand Mursi's return

Thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi have taken to the streets to demand the return of Egypt's first elected president.

Egyptain protesters demand Mursi's return

Thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have taken to the streets to demand his return.

Protesters gathered at Rabaa Al Adawia square in Cairo on Friday to call for Morsi to be reinstalled as Egypt’s president.

Morsi, the country’s first elected president, was ousted by the army on Wednesday after massive protests against his regime. The military also temporarily suspended the constitution.

The protesters called for activating the constitution, naming a new prosecutor general and holding parliamentary election within two months.

Patriotic songs were booming from loudspeakers amid chants against defense minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and leading opposition figures Mohamed el-Baradei and Hamdeen Sabah.

Organizers said protesters would march from the square to the Republican Guards headquarters in eastern Cairo, where Morsi is being held.

Pro-Morsi protesters also marched from several mosques in Giza and southern Cairo toward the Rabaa Al Adawia square.

The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan), from which Morsi is a member, has vowed peaceful protests against the army’s removal of the Islamist president.

The army said it will allow peaceful protests as long as demonstrators did not threaten national security.

"Peaceful protest and freedom of expression are rights guaranteed to everyone, which Egyptians have earned as one of the most important assets of their glorious revolution," the army command said.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2013, 16:23
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