Muslim Brotherhood set for million man march

Israel's Egypt envoy cancels trip in response to unrest; Brotherhood leader calls on supporters to "regain their freedom."

Anti Morsi protest 370 (photo credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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 on Saturday.
“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 statement.
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.
Reports of 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 before.
Attacks on the northern Sinai city of El-Arish killed two policemen on Monday, according to MENA, the state news agency.