Morsi supporters prepare for colorful Eid

"We would like to invite you to the Eid prayers in the square of freedom, al-Nahda," read cards distributed by the protesters on passers-by and onlookers.

Morsi supporters prepare for colorful Eid

Determined to have a joyful Eid while serving their cause, supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi camping out in al-Nahda square rolled up their sleeves to prepare for a three-day festivity.

"We would like to invite you to the Eid prayers in the square of freedom, al-Nahda," read cards distributed by the protesters on passers-by and onlookers.

Pro-Morsi demonstrators have been camping out in al-Nahda and other squares nationwide since his removal by the military on July 3 following mass protests against him.

The sit-in organizers promised a three-day festivity for the visitors during the Islamic feast marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

"There would be a puppet show, outdoor games, helium balloons, entertainment shows and quizzes," the cards read.

The protesters have also set up makeshift bakeries with female protesters scrambling to bake cookies and biscuits, traditionally served during Eid.

Along with the traditional ones, the cookies were inscribed with messages against military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and in support of Morsi.

Security was also beefed up around the square to foil any attempt to attack the sit-in camp during the Eid.

Four cameras were installed on the main gate of the adjacent Cairo University to detect any suspicious movement inside the vast campus.

Huge water tanks were also brought in to help accommodate the needs of the protesters in case of any water shortage.

On Tuesday, Ashraf Abdel-Ghaffar, one of the sit-in organizers, told Anadolu Agency that the Eid festivities would start following Eid prayers in the square, featuring a mass breakfast for all those camping out and visitors.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ağustos 2013, 17:03
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