Egypt army blocks pro-Morsi women marches in Cairo

Ahram Online, Sunday 21 Jul 2013

The marches protests killing of three women in Mansoura clashes on Friday

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Egypt's army blocking the road outside defense ministry in Cairo on 21 July 2013, stopping female protesters demonstrating against killing of three women in Mansoura. (Photo: AP)
The Egyptian Armed Forces have stopped two women's marches protesting the killing of at least three female protesters during Friday's clashes from reaching their destinantions in Cairo. 
The army stopped one march headed to the defence ministry when they blocked Al-Khalifa Al-Ma'moun Street. They also stopped another march that was headed to the National Council for Human Rights in Giza when they blocked the road at the nearby Giza Security directorate. 
The National Alliance for Legitimacy Support, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, had organised the two marches to protest the killing of three women in Mansoura, Nile Delta, when clashes erupted late Friday night between supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi and unknown assailants.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails, has vowed to continue peaceful protests until Morsi is reinstated, rejecting the popularly-backed overthrow of the Islamist president by the army's general chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on 3 July.
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