Pro-democracy supporters stage Friday morning rallies

By Rasha Mahmoud, Friday, March 14, 2014

Backers of ousted president Mohamed Morsi staged morning rallies on Friday as part of fresh week-long protests.

Backers of ousted president Mohamed Morsi staged morning rallies on Friday as part of fresh week-long protests.

CAIRO – Backers of ousted president Mohamed Morsi staged morning rallies on Friday as part of fresh week-long protests.

Pro-democracy demonstrators marched in the upscale Mohandiseen district in western Cairo, amid calls for justice for pro-Morsi demonstrators killed by security forces in recent months.

Hundreds of pro-democracy supporters were killed in mid-August when security forces violently dispersed pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo.

Two pro-democracy rallies set out in the coastal city of Alexandria, with protesters calling for the release of female protesters and condemning what they call the "military coup" against democratically elected Morsi.

Similar protests were staged in the Nile Delta provinces of Sharqiya and Kafr al-Sheikh and the central Minya province.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was removed from power by the military on July 3 following mass protests against his administration.

Since then, supporters of the ousted president have been staging almost daily rallies to demand his reinstatement.

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