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Pro-Morsi alliance calls for Tuesday rallies to protest violence
Several marches and demonstrations will take place on Tuesday to commemorate 'bloodshed' on Saturday, when over 80 Morsi supporters were killed in clashes with the police
Ahram Online, Tuesday 30 Jul 2013
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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans one holding a picture of Morsi with Arabic writing that reads: "Morsi is my president," at Nasr City, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 29, 2013. Europe's top diplomat urged Egypt's government to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood as she worked Monday to mediate an end to the country's increasingly bloody crisis, while the mainly Islamist protesters calling for the return of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi massed for more protests. (Photo: AP)

Egypt's National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy, an alliance led by the Muslim Brotherhood demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, has called for mass rallies on Tuesday to condemn the killing of dozens of pro-Morsi protesters during clashes with security forces on Saturday.

"We never imagined that the coup perpetrators would be that bloody. The leader of the coup claimed he had popular support to practice aggressive oppression against the blood of Egyptians," read a statement released by the coalition.

"We call on the masses to rage against the bloodshed of unarmed Egyptians and to take to the street and to continue the peaceful revolt against the oppressive measures practiced by the leaders of the coup d'état."

Over 80 Morsi supporters were killed and hundreds injured on Saturday during clashes with police forces near the pro-Morsi sit-in in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, where Morsi's supporters have camped out for four weeks.

Hours before the clashes, mass protests were held in Cairo's Tahrir Square and several cities in response to a call made by Egyptian armed forces chief and defence minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi requesting popular support to confront "violence and terrorism."

The coalition announced that a women's demonstration will march on the defence ministry with empty caskets on Tuesday at noon. Meanwhile, another women's march will take off from the pro-Morsi sit-in in at Nahda Square in Giza and pass by a number of embassies.

Another march on the pro-Morsi sit-in in Rabaa Al-Adawiya will be held as a symbolic funeral of slain protesters, whereas a press conference by the relatives of those killed in the clashes will be held at 5pm.

The coalition has also planned a student vigil at the location of the clashes, near the sit-in, where protesters will be holding pictures taken of the clashes. A funeral for slain protesters will also be held at 10 pm near the sit-in.

Islamist supporters of Morsi have been holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya demanding Morsi's reinstatement since his ouster by the military on 3 July.



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Azam Mahmood
30-07-2013 09:28am
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Profoundly shocked...
Profoundly shocked reading a news this morning that the Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz paid US$100 Crore to General Sisi to oust President Mursi. Leading Saudi political party Mujtahid divulged this alarming news with a list of other heinous misdeeds of Saudi Royal family. Sad that the democracy loving people in general and Muslims in particular are still silently watching this gruesome genocide of innocent people in Egypt by the Army.
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Amina
30-07-2013 03:42am
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Get out of my neighborhood!
I am sick and tired of these Morsi protesters blocking the streets, creating chaos and insecurity, and stinking up my neighborhood in Nasr City. They are sitting in filth and intimidating residents. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go home! Do they only understand power or violence? I have lost all sympathy for these people and I hold their leadership accountable for all damage. Morsi is not coming back! Please stop this madness.
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Tammy
30-07-2013 03:22am
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so so sad...
My heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones..they have given their life for a cause..and the blood of these people is on the hands of the mb..they are always the ones to start violence & then when someone fights back they cry & blame it on the ones defending themselves. Lets face it, the only ones with anything to gain by all of this is the mb. The army gains nothing, the transitional government gains nothing, the police gain nothing & the Rebels & anti morsi gain nothing..if the mb truly loved their country they would stop all of this violence & blame & work with the rest of the country to make it a better place FOR ALL EGYPTIANS instead of making all islamists look so bad in the eyes of the world.
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nikrahmat
30-07-2013 02:21am
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General El Sisi's days are numbered!!
The Egyptian people is beginning to realise who the evil party is in this crisis.
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Patricia
30-07-2013 02:14am
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Just One example Please....
It is beyond me to understand why could sections of Egyptian people could suddenly make a hero out of General Sisi. With all due respect, Sisi doesn't evan have a single combat experience unlike Mubarak who flew many sorties during Egypt-Israel war. Mubarak got 95% of votes all the times for 30 years,that is how elections were conducted under the military rule... But I would still be hopeful if any of the Pro Army guys who cheer the death of MB supporters to give me just One , ONE EXAMPLE of either an African,European or a Asian or a South American country that flourished under a Army rule? NONE. It all ended up being a brutal and cruel dictatorships...How could Egyptians in this 21st century be so blind to this?
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