Egyptian Islamists call for protests over Morsi trial

Supporters of deposed IslamistPresident Mohamed Morsi have called on Egyptians to hold massprotests on Nov. 4, the day he goes on trial for incitingmurder, raising the prospect of more bloodshed as the country'spolitical crisis drags on.

The trial could further inflame tensions between Morsi'sMuslim Brotherhood and the army-backed government and deepen theinstability that has decimated tourism and investment in themost populous Arab state.

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew Morsi in Julyafter mass protests against his rule and announced a politicalroadmap 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 popularuprising which toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011."The Alliance notes that the coup organizers would like tobreak the people's and the revolution's will by trying Dr.Mohamed Morsi, the President of the Republic, and hisassociates, this coming November 4th," a pro-Mursi grouping thatincludes the Brotherhood said in a statement.
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