Egypt’s Central Security Forces have placed armored vehicles and combat troops on standby across the country, to be ready for quick intervention in case of clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi, security sources said.

Mohamed Morsi
Archive photo of Egypt’s Central Security Forces

In addition, security forces were deployed to areas surrounding the Ittihadiya and Kasr al-Kobba presidential palaces to secure protests, the security sources told the state-owned news agency.

The security sources added that reinforcements were also sent to the Media Production City to enhance security measures, following reports that the supporters of the Islamist president plan to rally there.

Egypt’s government spokesman resigns

Egypt’s government spokesman Alaa al-Hadidi submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Hisham Kandil late on Monday, reported the state news agency.

The cabinet convened a meeting earlier on Tuesday that the defense minister did not attend.

Breaking: Egypt’s government spokesman resigns

A judicial source said on Tuesday that prosecutor-general Talaat Abdullah’s deputy Hassan Yassin will act as the country’s top prosecutor until the reinstatement of Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, Al-Jazeera reported.

Egypt’s Cassation Court struck down on Tuesday a legal challenge filed by the Mohamed Morsi-appointed prosecutor-general Talaat Abdullah against a court order that annulled his appointment.

The ruling is final and means the return of the Mubarak-appointed prosecutor-general Abdel Maguid Mahmoud as the country’s top prosecutor.

Mohamed Morsi supporters, opponents clash in Suez

Clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi in Suez on Monday evening.

An Aswat Masriya eyewitness reported hearing heavy gunfire. The gunfire source could not be immediately verified.

Several figures of Islamist power in Suez organised a demonstration earlier on Monday to support Mohamed Morsi after Egypt’s Armed Forced issued a statement calling on all powers to reach a consensus within 48 hours or the Armed Forces will then announce a roadmap for the future.

Thousands of Islamists joined the march and chanted pro-Mohamed Morsi slogans.

On the other hand, anti-Mohamed Morsi demonstrators gathered in al-Arba’een Square to demand Mohamed Morsi’s ouster.

This content is from : Aswat Masriya