Anti Morsi protest 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
With no letup of protests in sight, and despite the recent military crackdown on
demonstrators supporting ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim
Brotherhood is going ahead with more planned protests.
According to the
Brotherhood’s website Ikhwanweb, two marches are planned: one on Monday evening and another on Tuesday -
million-man march under the banner of “Martyrs of the Coup.”
According to the website, Monday’s march was set to head towards the
security administration buildings in each of the Egyptian provinces, following
night prayers. A tent will also be set up for the families of the estimated 72
”martyrs” killed during the “massacre” outside of the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque
“We call on the great Egyptian people, from all factions,
sects and denominations, who refuse the military coup, and all Egyptian
families, to come out into the streets and public squares, to reclaim their
freedom and dignity, which are being usurped by the bloody coup, and to wrest
the rights of the martyrs assassinated by its bullets,” read the Brotherhood’s
In response to the protests, the army warned protesters not to
approach military facilities. Army spokesman Ahmed Mohamed Ali said on his
Facebook page that those approaching army facilities were endangering
themselves, according to a report by the Egyptian Independent
protests and violence in various locations across the country have continued to
emerge since the weekend.
In response to the unrest, Israel’s ambassador
to Egypt, Yaakov Amitai, canceled his planned trip to the country on Monday,
according to the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm
Meanwhile in Sinai,
terrorists have continued their attacks using even stronger weapons than
Attacks on the northern Sinai city of El-Arish killed two
policemen on Monday, according to MENA, the state news agency.