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VIDEO: Rabaa residents criticise pro-Morsi sit-in

Ahram Online speaks to residents whose neighbourhood has become the focus of pro-Morsi rallies and sit-ins

Rabaa Al-Adawiya residents feel trapped in their homes as supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi continue their sit-in outside the apartment blocks where they live.

For one month Morsi supporters have been using entrances and gardens of buildings surrounding Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square, using these spaces as private abodes. Protesters' tents have increased since the beginning of the sit-in; so has the construction of public bathrooms, stalls and cooking stands in the area.

Some area residents tried to reach an agreement with protesters for moving their tents away from apartment buildings — talks that resulted in protesters fighting with some residents who are left frightened and fearful. 

Video by: Mayada Wadnomiry

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