Pro-Morsi alliance calls for million-man Cairo march on Friday

Ahram Online, Thursday 11 Jul 2013

Brotherhood-led 'Alliance to Support Legitimacy' calls for Friday million-man march in Cairo to protest Egypt's new 'usurper' government, demand ousted president's reinstatement

Egypt's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy released a statement on Wednesday calling for a million-man march in Cairo on Friday to demand ousted president Mohamed Morsi's reinstatement.

The alliance, which includes the Muslim Brotherhood – the group from which Morsi hails – along with several allied Islamist groups, went on to reiterate its rejection of the recent "coup against democratic legitimacy," in reference to Morsi's ouster last week by the military amid massive demonstrations against him.

In its statement, the alliance vowed to continue the struggle against Egypt's new "usurper government"and the "oppressive constitutional declaration"unveiled by Egypt's interim president on Monday.

The alliance vowed to maintain its struggle for Morsi's reinstatement "despite the bloody massacre [at Presidential Guard headquarters in Cairo on Monday], the wave of arrests [of Brotherhood leaders], false accusations and the arbitrary closure of [Islamist] satellite television channels."

The alliance went on to urge Egyptians to join a demonstration in Cairo on Friday, 12 July, against Egypt's new military-imposed government and in support of the ousted president.

Meanwhile, for the last 12 days, pro-Morsi demonstrators have maintained a sizeable sit-in outside the Rabaa Adawiya Mosque in Cairo's Nasr City district.

Several marches have also recently been staged across the capital and in a number of provincial governorates to protest the killing of over 50 Morsi supporters in Monday clashes with military personnel at Presidential Guard headquarters in Cairo.  

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