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Thousands protest for and against Egypt's military at Eid

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Thousands protest for and against Egypt's military at Eid


Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mursi have rallied in their thousands in Cairo to celebrate Eid and to demand the former president’s reinstatement.

The Muslim Brotherhood vigil at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque has been going for more than five weeks

Demonstrators were treated to a surprise appearance on stage by Mursi’s wife, Naglaa Mahmoud. She appealed to the crowds and to Egyptian authorities for her husband to be released and returned to power.

Despite threats by the interim government to clear the camp, the crowds at Rabaa al-Adawiya remain defiant.

Close by in Tahrir Square, Eid was also marked by crowds of supporters of the military.

Interim President Adly Mansour says mediation efforts by US, EU and Arab envoys have failed. The US and EU say the situation in Egypt remains “fragile”

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