In Pictures: Cairo University demonstration fears Armed Forces’ return to politics
Supporters of President Mohamed Morsi gather to support the president’s legitimacy
Hundreds of supporters of President Mohamed Morsi gathered in front of Cairo University as nationwide demonstrations continued into Tuesday.
Protesters blocked the roads leading to the front gates of Cairo University, erecting a stage.
The goal of the predominantly Islamist demonstration was to show support for the president’s legitimacy following a statement issued by the armed forces on Monday, which gave political groups 48 hours to resolve the current impasse before it would step in and provide a “roadmap.”
“Legitimacy is being violated and I see that if President Morsi steps down, no president after him will last either,” said demonstrator Omar Farghaly. “Morsi has supporters and opposition, just as the next president will have supporters and opposition.”
Numbers of crowds at Cairo University continued to increase as of time of press on Tuesday afternoon.
Photos by Aaron T. Rose