Egypt’s troops looked on as Mursi loyalists staged yet another rally in support of the ousted president.
One week ago 53 people were killed in clashes with the army – this time the soldiers did not respond.
Both supporters and opponents of president Mursi plan to hold large demonstrations later today. For those backing Mursi the message remains the same:
“They claim to be Democrats, but they made a coup against the democracy which had been chosen by the Egyptian people.”
Since last week’s violence the Muslim Brotherhood have mobilised tens of thousands to take to the streets but most protest rallies have passed of peacefully.
Correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim who is in Cairo said:
“This is the time of night when people are being called to support the struggle. Crowds of Egyptians come in from the provinces and fill the main squares and key Cairo streets in the hope people power will bring results and they will get back the elected civilian government which they accuse the army of riding roughshod over.”