Thousands take to the streets in protests across the country, answering call made by Anti-Coup alliance.
Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests across Egypt, days after activities by the Muslim Brotherhood were banned by a Cairo court.
Friday’s protests, called by the Anti-Coup alliance, saw thousands take to the streets in Cairo, Port Said, Assuit, and elsewhere.
The protesters held up banners and chanted slogans against the military coup that ousted then-President Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member. The Alliance called for the protests to complement “You are the pillar of the revolution” demonstrations, which began last Friday.
Violent protests have swept Egypt since the coup on July 3, and the authorities have cracked down on Morsi supporters.
While hundreds have died after security forces moved in to quell demonstrations, many Brotherhood members – including its top leaders – have been jailed.
A Cairo court on Monday ordered that Brotherhood funds be seized. Two days later, police stormed the headquarters of a Brotherhood newspaper, seized its contents and shut it down.
Al Jazeera’s correspondents in Egypt, who we are not naming for security reasons, said that the protests had largely remained peaceful, following the trend of recent weekly anti-government protests after Friday prayers.
CAIRO (AP) — Security forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters on Monday stormed a town south of Cairo that had been held for over two months by militants loyal to the ousted Islamist president, swiftly taking control despite some resistance from gunmen.
The pre-dawn operation to retake Dalga in Minya province underlined the resolve of the military-backed government to go after Islamic militants behind a wave of violence in several parts of the country following the ouster of Mohammed Morsi in a popularly backed July 3 military coup. Minya in particular suffered a collapse of security, with militants torching and looting courthouses, churches, local government houses and police stations.
Army troops are also going after militants in the strategic Sinai Peninsula where attacks on security forces have grown more frequent, and deadlier, since Morsi’s ouster.
Prophecy Being Fulfilled
1 September 2013
The Arab Spring, Islamic uprising, riots in Cairo, millions of Egyptians protesting with violence, evil and murder. The Muslim Brotherhood once in power, is now rioting against the military government in protest. Egyptian killing Egyptian, brother against brother. This is all prophesied thousands of years ago by the prophet Isaiah. The Nile river will dry up, fields of crops will wither and there will be no more fish to catch in the river. Then the Lord will cause Israel to bring terror to the land of Egypt, and the Egyptians shall shudder in fear and terror. This prophecy is now being fulfilled, but will not be complete until the remaining Egyptians turn to God and accept him as their Lord and Savior, then God will call them his people.