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Morsi supporters gather in Cairo on 'Friday of Rage'

Post by DJKeefy » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:16 pm

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have begun gathering in Cairo’s Ramses Square near downtown for protests dubbed the 'Friday of Rage' after the violent dispersal of their sit-ins on Wednesday.

Marches by pro-Morsi protesters moving from several mosques in Cairo and Giza have arrived at the square. Angry crowds are chanting against the military, according to an Ahram Online reporter at the site.

A military helicopter occasionally circles above the square and some protesters have launched fireworks in apparent attempts to hit it, Ahram Online reported.

Two sit-ins by Morsi loyalists led by the Muslim Brotherhood were violently dispersed by police forces on Wednesday. The death toll so far has reached at least 638, according to the latest official figures.

The Muslim Brotherhood says the death count is far higher, reaching thousands.

Violence has erupted nationwide during and after the dispersals. Angry protesters attacked police stations, government buildings and Christian churches.

Armed assailants in several provinces attacked policemen and army soldiers. At least ten policemen and soldiers have been killed since Wednesday.

In a statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood, the group insisted that it remains peaceful and accused all violent acts to be perpetrated by security forces to defame them.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/79200.aspx


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Re: Morsi supporters gather in Cairo on 'Friday of Rage'

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:55 pm

The MB have even chosen to title their day "Day of Rage" with words condoning violence to achieve their means.

Wonder why MB followers don't realize that this same type of violent coercion will be used against them and their families if they ever step out of line?

Knowing your political party is capable of holding a "Day of Rage" just makes you feel all warm and fuzzy doesn't it? NOT!! :xx :xx :xx

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Re: Morsi supporters gather in Cairo on 'Friday of Rage'

Post by Brian Yare » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:27 pm

LLL, spot on. :xx

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Re: Morsi supporters gather in Cairo on 'Friday of Rage'

Post by Who2 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:29 pm

Just listened to loads of horns, a convoy 20 strong flat-backs from Cairo each carrying 2 x APC's just passed by....:cool:
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