Supporters of deposed Islamist
President Mohamed Morsi have called on Egyptians to hold mass
protests on Nov. 4, the day he goes on trial for inciting
murder, raising the prospect of more bloodshed as the country's
political crisis drags on.
The trial could further inflame tensions between Morsi's
Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed government and deepen the
instability that has decimated tourism and investment in the
most populous Arab state.Army
chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
overthrew Morsi in July
after mass protests against his rule and announced a political
roadmap he said would lead to free and fair elections.
Backers of Morsi, Egypt
's first freely elected president,
say his removal was a coup, reversing the gains of the popular
uprising which toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak
in 2011."The Alliance
notes that the coup organizers would like to
break the people's and the revolution's will by trying Dr.
Mohamed Morsi, the President of the Republic, and his
associates, this coming November 4th," a pro-Mursi grouping that
includes the Brotherhood said in a statement.
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