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Thousands call for Morsi's return to power in Beni Suef, Beheira

Protesters in Damanhour and Beni Suef stage pro-Morsi rallies, chanting 'democratic legitimacy is a red line' and 'Down with military rule'

Ahram Online, Thursday 4 Jul 2013
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Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters staged rallies in the Beheira governorate's capital city of Damanhour and in the Upper Egypt governorate of Beni Suef against what they are calling "a coup against legitimacy."

The Egyptian army removed Morsi from his post on Wednesday after days of massive protests against him nationwide.  Adly Mansour, the recently-appointed head of the High Constitutional Court, has since taken the presidential oath of office.

The protesters raised photos of Morsi as well as banners reading "legitimacy is a red line." They also chanted, "Down with military rule."

Supporters of Morsi, who came to power after Egypt's first post-revolution presidential elections last year, believe that he can only be replaced through polls, highlighting his "legitimacy" as president.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement Wednesday announcing their refusal of the former president's removal, calling the military's move a "coup d'etat."

In Beni Suef, protesters from other Islamist political factions gathered at governorate squares, demanding the return of "legitimacy" to Morsi and the re-institution of the constitution, which has been suspended in accordance with the road-map announced by the military Wednesday.

Ahram Online reporter Ahmed El-Sayed Gamal Eddin said that some protesters have stormed the governorate building and have occupied it during their protests.

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Earl Bailey
04-07-2013 10:40pm
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Morsi's Return
Thousands want his return, millions want him out! A no brainier!
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Syed
04-07-2013 10:23pm
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Mandate of Egyptions have been stolen by Army and Juidiciary
Wait for few more days Egytions in number bigger than so called libral will come out and defend their elected president on street as they brought him through votes.
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Robert Grouse
04-07-2013 10:17pm
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Democracy includes freedom of religion and freedom FROM religion
The Muslim Brotherhood has demonstrated a complete lack of interest, even open opposition, to the non-islamic citizens of Egypt and even to the moderate and liberal muslims in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood needs to learn, understand and ACCEPT the fact that a democracy belongs to ALL citizens, that forcing a strict islamic constitution on a non-islamic and moderate islamic population is NOT democracy. Until that happens they will be unable to win a majority of the population. The whole purpose of government is to improve the lives of it's citizens, all citizens, not to impose a religion; by failing to govern efffectively the Muslim Brotherhood has lost contact with the majority..
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