Morsi Loyalists Return To Rabaa, Fended Off By Security

Hundreds of supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi sought to reach the Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo’s Nasr City district on Friday, but were blocked by army and police forces who had sealed the area.

Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque witnessed a mass protest camp in support of Morsi that lasted for over a month in July and August, before it was forcibly dispersed by security forces on 14 August in operation that resulted in hundreds of deaths primarily from the Islamist camp.

Ever since, Morsi’s supporters have occasionally tried to stage protests at Rabaa Al-Adawiya, but they are usually blocked by security personnel, who seal in weekends and bank holidays most prominent protest locations in Cairo in an effort to prevent possible sit-ins.

Supporters of Morsi held protests in several regions of Egypt on Friday, continuing to demand that the former elected president be reinstated. Small demonstrations were held in Cairo’s Helwan and Ain Shams districts, in Giza’s Haram district, in the coastal city of Alexandria and in Aswan.

Source : Ahram