Muslim Brotherhood plans more mass protests

Egypt was set for another day of mass protests by supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammad Morsi.

Muslim Brotherhood plans more mass protests
World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt was set on Monday for yet another day of mass protests by supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammad Morsi demanding his reinstatement.

The Muslim Brotherhood is planning mass rallies in the capital Cairo and across the country as part of its continued show of support for the president who was ousted by the military on July 3 following mass protests against his regime nationwide.

Thousands of Morsi supporters have been camping for days in Rabaa Al-Adawiya square in the Cairo district of Nasr City and the Nahda square in the Giza Governorate.

The coastal city of Alexandria is also expected to witness several pro-Morsi activities on Monday.

Anas el-Qadi, the Muslim Brotherhood spokesman in Alexandria, said they were planning marches and rallies across the city to denounce the “military coup”.

“All our activities will be peaceful. We will not be dragged into any violence,” he said in a statement.

“We will not leave the squares and streets until the legitimate president is restored to his post.”

The Tamarod (Rebel) group, which spearheaded a nationwide campaign to oust Morsi, has called supporters for a mass protest in the iconic Tahrir square Monday to show support for the army’s roadmap.

The army announced a post-Morsi roadmap on July 3, suspending the constitution and naming the head of the constitutional court as interim president.

The move followed days of mass protests nationwide demanding the removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president.

But since then thousands of Morsi loyalists have taken to the streets across the country defending his legitimacy and demanding his reinstatement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2013, 11:53