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Muslim brotherhood to hold rallies all over Egypt

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Cairo rally, the only one postponed

Egyptian supporters of Muslim Brotherhood take part in a demonstration outside the administration Court in Cairo on 17 July. (AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI)

The Muslim brotherhood announced on Tuesday it was holding mass rallies in governorates across Egypt but would not be gathering in Cairo.

This Brotherhood announced on Monday they would postpone their Cairo rally to support President Mohamed Morsy’s recent constitutional declaration, which had been scheduled to be held in Giza.

The official Facebook page of the Muslim brotherhood in Alexandria announced on Monday night that on Tuesday they would “hold a mass rally to support the president, in cooperation with the Salafi Calling and Gama’a Islamiyaa.”

Mohamed Nasr, a media coordinator for the Muslim brotherhood in Alexandria, said the Brotherhood decided to postpone the Cairo rally was because opposing protests were being held there on the same day.

Several Muslim Brotherhood offices have been attacked and burned since Morsy’s constitutional declaration on Thursday.

A spokesperson of the Muslim brotherhood in Alexandria, Anas El-Qady, said Tuesday’s events would start with a mass conference in front of Al-Qaa’ed Ibrahim mosque at 6pm. “We haven’t decided whether to hold a march or rally after the conference yet,” he added.

El-Qady said that the Freedom and Justice Party, Al-Nour Party, the Construction and Development Party, Asala Party, Salafi calling and Gama’a Islamiyaa would join the Brotherhood at the conference.

The Muslim Brotherhood held several marches on Monday night in support of President Morsy.

Secular political groups, journalists, judges and lawyers were all holding protests on Tuesday, demanding the cancellation of Morsy’s declaration. Rallies were planned in Cairo and other governorates, including Alexandria.

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