Egyptian gun smugglers.
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An unidentified source sent The Jerusalem Post a video on Thursday, stating that it showed the Egyptian police seizing weapons meant for the Muslim Brotherhood protesters near the Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo. The claim could not be independently verified.
The Egyptian TV Channel 1 also aired the video on Thursday and confirmed this account of the incident according to the source. As always, the Brotherhood denied the story, said the source.
The source said that the truck appeared to be carrying food supplies to Brotherhood protesters, but under the truck bed, many weapons and ammunition were discovered.
The video, posted Tuesday, shows a truck surrounded by people cheering and security forces on top of the truck, showing off the stash of weapons found hidden in a compartment under the bed of the truck. The video appears to show automatic weapons, ammunition, and handguns.
Mohamed Morsi was deposed on July 3 and unrest, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, has continued since with the new military-backed government threatening to remove protesters from the streets. The Muslim Brotherhood called for protests Friday under the banner of “Egypt against the coup,” according to a report by Ahram Online on Thursday.