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Egypt Islamists call for fresh marches to Tahrir

Pro-Morsi alliance plans marches to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, shows no sign of ending protests despite deadly security crackdown

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Oct 2013
Ramsis square clashes 6 october
Anti-Mursi protesters (bottom) clash with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi supporters, along a road at Ramsis square, which leads to Tahrir Square, at a celebration marking Egypt's 1973 war with Israel, in Cairo October 6, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)
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Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have called for fresh protests despite recent clashes that left dozens dead and hundreds injured.

A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance urged protesters to march to Cairo's Tahrir Square, the iconic protest venue during the 2011 uprising, after Friday prayers.

Some 57 people were killed on Sunday during clashes between Morsi supporters and police, while thousands of pro-military protesters celebrated the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

In recent weeks Morsi loyalists have repeatedly tried to gather in the symbolic square but have been repelled by police and civilian supporters of the interim government.

On Thursday, the pro-Morsi National Alliance to Support Legitimacy said the protests, dubbed "Tahrir for All Egyptians," would send a message against "division" and "discrimination," and show defiance despite the "violence, brutality and barbarism of the coup."

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was ousted by the army on 3 July following mass protests against his rule. His backers have decried the move as a "coup" and a violation of democracy. They have been holding street protests ever since.

But attendance at the protests has diminished sharply amid a crackdown which has seen the top leaders of Morsi's Brotherhood arrested as well as over 3,000 other Islamist activists.

The pro-Morsi alliance warned followers against "provocations" by the army, police and "thugs" summoned by the "coup" leaders.

A day after Sunday's violence, suspected militants killed nine people. Three policemen were killed by a car bomb in South Sinai, and gunmen shot dead six soldiers near the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya. Assailants also fired rocket-propelled grenades at a satellite communication dish in Cairo's Maadi district.

Renewed violence and deadly street fighting has increased fears that a return to democracy – scheduled to take nine months – will be delayed. The transitional roadmap envisions a new constitution will be ready in a month, with parliamentary and presidential polls to follow by early next year.

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Khalid Shaikh
24-10-2013 05:30am
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Rise of the Caliphate
Muslims all over the world support the rise of the Caliphate. We are looking forward to the new governing world body.
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Allen
11-10-2013 06:17am
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The brotherhood grandstanding with no credibility.
The very people whose claim to fame through the years was mindless terrorism, and a leadership behind bars. The few that were not in prison killed President Sadat, and those around him in view of the entire world to see this groups lack of human decency. These very same followers of this terrorst underground are whinning about fascism, coup, legitamte president... Really?? Were the mindless followers of the brotherhood thinking of a legitamate president when they murdered President Anwar Sadat infront of the entire world to see?? Trowing around meaningless labels such as, State terrorism only impresses the feeble unemplyable among the brotherhood. Hope Sisi will mop these gangs out of sight as soon as possible. Decent Egyptiand deserve better.
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aboujafar
11-10-2013 04:48am
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Wake up and smell the coffee
Morsi will NOT ever be the president of Egypt again, so move on with life! Egyptian protests have no meaning now and no credibility because they protest over every stupid thing on earth now.
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fundrei
11-10-2013 02:46am
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resist oppression and tyranny
Good work. State terrorism should be resisted. The bravest people on earth now are these people protesting against the coup and asking for restoration of the legitimate president in the face of bullets and thugs
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Tammy
11-10-2013 12:03am
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again??
You know this is going beyond ridiculous to totally assinine. Do these people have nothing better to do with their time than to keep starting violence & mayhem in the streets?? Its time the mb, morsi supporters & extremists open their eyes & brains to the fact that MORSI IS GONE, NOT COMING BACK!! If they loved their country and really wanted a better future for themselves & their children they would work with the current government. The mb was asked to be involved, given plenty of time to be involved & they refused. It's time they realize the current government is not going to bend over & bow down to kiss their feet. GET OVER YOURSELVES, STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS & WHAT THEY CAUSE, MOVE ON & STOP WITH THE CHAOS, YOU ARE ONLY MAKING THINGS WORSE FOR YOURSELVES. You had a year to get it right & you failed, accept it.
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Jane Rustom
11-10-2013 01:42pm
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The Islamists are the most courageous people on earth
Tammy: It is either army-backed fascism or a long bloody struggle for freedom and democracy? Freedom has a price and these courageous Egyptians are paying it.
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11-10-2013 06:53am
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Oh how the secularists and liberals hate protests now
But it wasn't ridiculise when your beloved secularists would protest against Morsi, if they loved their country and really wanted a better future for themseleves & their children the would of worked with the ELECTED morsi government. One year to fix a backwards country yeah that's really gonna happen.
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Anwar Abdul Karim
10-10-2013 08:29pm
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We must say a clarion No to fascism
My family and I will participate. We must say a clarion NO to fascism in Egypt for the sake of Islam and freedom.
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mehmet
11-10-2013 10:40am
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Allah's pleasure
You guys are in the eye of the storm of an israeli backed coup and yet you're continously resisting. Inshallah Allah will reward for your tenacity and that reward will be greater than this universe but the worse of hellfire is awaiting the munafiqs
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Allen
10-10-2013 07:49pm
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Brotherhood marches
I would assume these marches that are mostly riddled with violence and mayhem by terrorists have been very helpful to identify and imprison the brotherhood. Hope for Egypts sake they are all rounded up and behind bars soon.
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11-10-2013 06:56am
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riddled with violence
By the terrorist police and army who gun down peaceful protesters, you can't round up millions of people who are against the coup genius.
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Farid
10-10-2013 04:58pm
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Enough
Seriously? Again? You know that it will change nothing, majority of Egyptian society looking forward new Constitution, Government and Presidential elections. Each protest always ends with clashes... Enough !!! Put it in your heads: Mr. Morsi will NEVER come back as head of state.
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Bubbly
11-10-2013 06:53am
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Enough
Days gone when Egypt Dictator & Pharaohs and their supporters used to make the poor Egyptian souls silent through intimidation, torture, arrests, killings and all the other brutal methods. For the decades Dictators successfully kept the Egyptian away from the streets and rising voice against their repressive rule. The elite class & media always tried to keep the voices against dictators quiet. Now world has changed so the Egypt as well. If Mubarak couldn’t stay longer when people came out on the street despite all the Army & police might he had, how can this COUP regime can stand against the will of the Egyptian..? Despite all the aggression, massacre, torture, arrests and media lies /propaganda if Egyptian are still come out in millions to face the bullets & tanks of the Tyrants, it is a clear sign that there no more space for the Dictators in Egypt. Write today in your front wall that Coup leader and its supporter will be on run in few days.
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