Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been marching in protest on the streets of Cairo ahead of Monday’s trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
The demonstrators waved placards showing the four fingered salute which has become the symbol of their protest. It refers to the Rabaa mosque where the military broke up a sit-in last August. Two of the protesters voiced their anger at the forthcoming trial.
“This is not a trial, until now no lawyer has been able to meet him and no volunteer has been able to take a copy of the papers of the case. This is not a trial – this is a farce,” said Ahmed Abdel Latif.
Eman Mohamed added: “The president’s trial is a fake trial. He is the one that is supposed to take General Sisi to trial. He, Mursi should try Sisi for the massacres in Rabaa, the massacres in Nahda and the Republican Guard massacre. Sisi is a liar and a traitor.”
There were rallies in several cities, including Alexandria where security sources say seven people were wounded when residents clashed with Mursi supporters.
It has been announced US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt a day before the trial, his first since the military take over.