Police prevent Morsi supporters from marching on cabinet HQ

Egyptian police prevented supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi from marching to cabinet headquarters on Qasr al-Aini Street in downtown Cairo to protest his ouster and the recent formation of a new army-backed government.

Police prevent Morsi supporters from marching on cabinet HQ

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egyptian police prevented supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi from marching to cabinet headquarters on Qasr al-Aini Street in downtown Cairo to protest his ouster and the recent formation of a new army-backed government.

Police closed all routes to the cabinet building, forcing Morsi supporters to move to the Nile Corniche in an attempt to reach the building through the nearby Tahrir Square.

They were also prevented from reaching their destination by riot police.

Protestors chanted slogans demanding Morsi's reinstatement before marching back to Qasr al-Aini Street en route to Nahda Square in Giza, where thousands of Morsi supporters have been camped out for two weeks.

Egypt's powerful army deposed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.

It subsequently suspended the constitution and named Adly Mansour, the head of Egypt's constitutional court, as interim president.

Thousands of Morsi supporters have since taken to the streets nationwide in mass demonstrations and sit-ins to defend his legitimacy and demand his reinstatement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2013, 17:46
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