World Bulletin / News Desk
Hundreds of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi organized two human chains in western Cairo to demand the deposed leader's reinstatement.
The first chain was held in the Giza district of al-Monib where the protesters carried Morsi's posters and Egyptian flags.
They distributed leaflets denouncing the military overthrow of the elected president, branding the move as a "military coup".
"The military coup is a plot against the people's will and an attempt to hijack the January 25 revolution," one leaflet read.
"The people took to the squares and would not leave until legitimacy is restored," it added in reference to the main sit-ins staged by pro-Morsi supporters in Rabaa al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo and Giza's al-Nahda Square.
A similar form of protest was organized in the vital intersection of Lebanon Square where protesters carried banners reading "yes to legitimacy" and "no to the bloody military coup".
During the two-protest, the demonstrators chanted slogans against military chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and state-run and private media, accusing them of "biased" coverage.
Earlier in the day, a march headed after the noon prayers from al-Fath Mosque in the central Cairo square of Ramses to Rabaa al-Adawiya.
Similar marches were reported in Suez and Alexandria in response to a call by the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of largely Islamist parties and figures.
Supporters of Morsi have been staging daily mass demonstrations and sit-ins nationwide since his July 3 ouster by the army following mass protests against him.
The two biggest sit-ins are in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares.
On Wednesday, the government described the sit-ins as a threat to national security and mandated the Interior Ministry to take all necessary measures to disperse them.