Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood vows to continue unabated string of mass protests outside the presidential palace in Cairo until the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, returns to power.
Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Leader Mohammed Badie made the remarks on Friday while addressing crowds of pro-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo’s Nasr City, two days after the army toppled the president.
Badie added that the army and security forces must stop shooting people, noting that Morsi is the president of all Egyptians.
“Our bare chests are stronger than bullets,” he told the protest rally.
He also urged supporters to stay on the streets and keep up mass rallies in Cairo and other major Egyptian cities in the coming days.
The top leader denied reports that he had been arrested by military authorities and taken to an undisclosed location.
Meanwhile, more than six people were killed in several parts of the country as supporters of the deposed president held nationwide rallies, demanding Morsi’s reinstatement.
Morsi was unseated on July 3, and the chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, was sworn in as interim president of Egypt on July 4.
Morsi is reportedly being held “preventively” by the military. Senior army officials say he might face formal charges over accusations made by his opponents.
Several arrest warrants have been issued for members of Muslim Brotherhood.
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