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Mursi supporters defy the army and march on the military intelligence building

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Mursi supporters defy the army and march on the military intelligence building

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Thousands of supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi have defied an army warning and marched on a military facility in Cairo.

They set off from the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in northern Cairo, where they have been manning a vigil to demand Mursi’s reinstatement.

The protesters who have accused the military of mounting a coup in removing Mursi from power, risk provoking a new confrontation with the army after dozens were shot dead at the weekend.

A military spokesman said they were aware of the planned march but have urged everyone to stay away from all military owned buildings.