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Egypt: Mursi supporters show no signs of compromise

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Egypt: Mursi supporters show no signs of compromise


More than two weeks after Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi was pushed from power, his supporters continue to rally behind him.

Thousands have turned out in Cairo – demanding that the ousted Islamist be restored to the presidency.

Friday’s show of support came after interim president, Adli Mansour, promised to fight those who, as he put it, want to destabilise the country.

But his pledge to restore security has not quelled the unrest, with the Muslim Brotherhood accusing the head of the armed forces of staging a coup.

“He (the interim president) is not capable of restoring security because he has no value and is not ruling,” said preacher Safwat Hegazy, a Mursi supporter.

“It is the army chief who is ruling. So this talk is all nonsense. We do not react to the talk of traitors,” Hegazy continued.

The army says it had to intervene after huge street protests against Mursi, who was criticised as authoritarian and partisan.

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