Last Update 11:37
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Pro-Morsi coalition calls for protests in Cairo's Rabaa and Nahda squares

Supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi plan to protest on Sunday at location of sit-ins where hundreds died in mid-August

Ahram Online, Thursday 21 Nov 2013
Rabaa Adawiya
File photo: Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi perform the weekly Friday prayers at Rabaa Adawiya square where they are camping, in Cairo July 12, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
Views: 1891
Views: 1891

A pro-Morsi coalition has called for protests at the location of two sit-ins that were violently dispersed by security forces on 14 August, leaving over 600 dead.

Ali Khafagi of the Pro-Legitimacy and Anti-Coup Coalition called for supporters to gather on Sunday at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza to commemorate the hundreds of victims.

The announcement was made on the website of the Freedom and Justice Party newspaper, a Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece.

There would also be protests at other venues on Friday dubbed 'The Massacre of the Century', Khafagi said.

Rabaa and Nahda squares are sealed off by security forces on Fridays, the day usual day for protests. Morsi supporters have repeatedly tried to enter the two squares, sparking clashes with security forces.

Pro-Morsi protests have become smaller in recent weeks amid a severe crackdown on Islamists

Thousands of Morsi supporters have been arrested and hundreds killed in clashes with security forces and pro-military civilians since 28 June. More than a hundred policemen and dozens of anti-Brootherhood locals were also killed during the clashes.

Islamists have been accused of attacking security forces, police stations and the Christians. Such attacks have dramatically increased since Morsi's ouster.


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

very very critical
21-11-2013 03:32pm
And what will the prime minister do???
And what will the prime minister do???? Go to bed at 8.00 pm!!!
Comment's Title

21-11-2013 02:15pm
enough already!
We really got enough of never ending demonstration and civil unrest. Most of the people who went there seems brainwashed and not knowing they are shamelessy used by the fallen MB regime to stir unrest so that the MB and its underground ally can profit out of it. I hope the people of Egypt and the army will stand hand in hand to end this for once and all!
Comment's Title

© 2010 Ahram Online.