World Bulletin/News Desk
Calm presided over the main squares in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Wednesday morning, hours before yet another mass demonstration by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of largely Islamic parties and groups, has urged people to join a mass demonstration later today to reiterate support for Morsi and denounce what they describe as the military coup against him.
The powerful army overthrew Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.
It suspended the constitution and installed the head of the constitutional court, Adly Mansour, as interim president.
Mansour appointed former deputy premier and prominent economist Hazem Biblawi to form the new government, which took the oath of office Tuesday.
Shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, the Alliance announced to Morsi supporters staging a sit-in in Rab'a al-Adaweya Square in the Cairo district of Nasr City organizing a march Wednesday to the Cabinet headquarters to denounce the “illegitimate” Biblawi government.
The mood was not much different in Nahda Square in Giza, where pro-Morsi supporters have been camping out for days.
“The Biblawi ministers are all either old proxies of (toppled president Hosni Mubarak’s) disbanded Nation Democratic Party or embroiled in previous corruption scandals,” Mohamed Ali, 24, told an AA correspondent in Nahda.
“This is a setback to the 2013 January Revolution, which we will not allow. We will not go home until the legitimate president who was fighting corruption is restored to office.“
Hundreds of thousands of Morsi supporters have taken to the streets nationwide to protest his ouster and demand his reinstatement.Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2013, 13:03