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Friday, October 25, 2013

Several pro-Morsy protests have been held in Egypt with limited clashes

Islamist protesters in Egypt
Several marches of Mohamed Morsy and Muslim Brotherhood’s loyalists have been held on Friday, 25 October, in Cairo and other Egyptian governorates as well after Alliance to Support Legitimacy, an umbrella Islamist group, has announced the week of the protests inspired by the resistance to Israeli forces in Suez during 1973 war.

The Alliance has published its official statement of their website calling for the massive marches and protests and accusing Egypt’s military and current interim government of being loyal to “Israeli and Zionist” ideas and interests and accusing them also of ousting Mohamed Morsy due to his stance on the Palestinian issue.

Several protests which haven’t been numerous have started after Friday prayers from several mosques in Cairo’s Maadi, Nasr City, Helwan and some other districts as well. The protests have been held also in front of Cairo’s Presidential Palace located in Heliopolis.

Demonstrators have been chanting against the Armed Forces and Abdel Fattah El-Sissi, 
Egypt’s chief of military forces and also against the current transitional government and demanded reinstatement of Mohamed Morsy as Egypt’s President – the key demand and main slogan of the Alliance to Support Legitimacy and the pro-Morsy protesters since the ouster of the Islamist backed President. Some protesters have been holding the yellow sign of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya Square in commemoration of the victims of the violent dispersal of pro-Morsy sit-ins in mid-August.

Egypt’s security forces and military have taken the needed security measures during the planned Muslim Brotherhood protests blocking the main squares being the popular sites for the protests such as Tahrir Square, Rabaa Al-Adaweya, Al-Nahda and some other squares as well in order to prevent pro-Morsy supporters to gather there and to organize the sit-in.

Limited clashes have erupted during the Friday Islamist protests in some Egyptian cities including Suez, Alexandria, Gharbiya and some other. Police forces have interfered firing tear gas in attempt to disperse the crowds of protesters as the rocks and stones have been thrown by some demonstrators. Ministry of Health reports about several injured. No casualties reported.