Morsi supporters block Salah Salem Road
Ahram Online, Sunday 7 Jul 2013
Morsi supporters began rally outside Republican Guard headquarters following rumours of former president's house arrest

Military police and Central Security Forces (CSF) are attempting to reopen the Salah Salem road in Heliopolis, Cairo, after being blocked by thousands of Morsi supporters early Sunday.

Nearly 5,000 supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi have blocked the vital highway from the Republican Guard headquarters to the Egyptian Air Force headquarters. Morsi supporters began their sit-in at the Republican Guard HQ after rumours circulated of the former president's house arrest.

The protestors have blocked the road from both sides with sidewalk bricks. Cairo's traffic department is currently working to divert traffic from the area until authorities manage to reopen the highway.

Pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood supporters are planning mass protests throughout Egypt on Sunday.