Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi protested again on Friday, in demonstrations across Egypt, decrying the state’s violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit ins.
Protesters in Cairo gathered in Nasr City at Iman Mosque, where dead bodies were transported after the Rabaa dispersal on 14 August. Other protesters met at Al-Istikama mosque in Giza and Al Salam mosque in Nasr City.
Clashes occurred between protesters and security forces in Giza Square after the protest from Istikama Mosque set out. The Ministry of Health announced the death of one person in clashes between security forces and protesters in the city of Zagazig, Sharqeya, and the death of another in Port Said.
Marches headed to Roxy Square and the Itihadiya presidential palace in Heliopolis. Marches also headed to Gameat Al Dowal Street in Mohandessin.
The ministry of interior had previously announced the closure of certain metro stations as well as roads leading to Tahrir Square, Itihadiya and Rabaa Square. The army blocked the roads however protesters made no attempt to break the cordon.
A protest in Maadi marched from Rayan Mosque towards the Constitutional Court on the Nile Corniche.
Protesters held posters of a four fingered palm, representing Rabaa, which means fourth in Arabic, and denounced the “coup” and chanted for Morsi’s return.
Around Egypt other protests occurred in Helwan, Alexandria, Beni Suef, Fayoum, Gharbeya and other cities.
The National Alliance for Legitimacy, which includes more than 11 Islamist parties, unions and Morsi supporters organised the protests.
As of 7.30pm, protesters were defying the curfew and facing off against security forces near Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque on Gameat Al-Dowal Street in Mohandessin, Giza.