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Egypt: Mursi followers stage new protests against army-backed government

14th Sep 2013

Thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi rallied in Cairo after Friday prayers chanting angry slogans against the military, with clashes reported elsewhere in Egypt.

“Either we recover their rights, or we die like them!” the protesters shouted as they marched in the Nasr City district, referring to Mursi’s supporters killed in an August crackdown on two protest camps in Cairo.

An AFP correspondent said a few thousand protesters took part, followed by more than a dozen cars. They carried flags with portraits of those killed in last month’s crackdown by security forces in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares.

The protesters made a stop outside the apartment building of one of those killed.

The dead man’s relatives had hung his picture outside a window of his apartment. His mother told AFP her son had died in Rabaa al-Adawiya square, located in Nasr City.

On August 14, Egyptian police and military stormed the two protest camps, resulting in hundreds of deaths. It was the deadliest day in the country’s recent history.

Mursi supporters also rallied Friday in other parts of Egypt, with state media and security sources saying police fired tear gas as pro-Mursi protesters clashed with residents in the Nile Delta towns of Tanta and Mahalla.

Elsewhere, hundreds held a demonstration in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Friday’s protests were called by Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance under the slogan of “Loyalty to the Martyrs’ Blood”.

Mursi was ousted by the army after a wave of protests. Egypt’s military-installed new authorities have since arrested more than 2,000 of his Islamist supporters.

On Thursday, the interim authorities extended a state of emergency in force since the mid-August bloodshed by another two months because of Egypt’s continued security problems.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar)


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