Supporters of the Mohamed Morsi clashed with Tanta residents in Gharbiya province using firearms on Friday after the former staged a march against top army commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the police. (Also see: Hosni Mubarak Released From Jail, MB Leader Detained For 15 Days)
The protesters, who support former President Mohamed Morsi and oppose the release of Hosni Mubarak, marched to denounce the clearing out of the Brotherhood’s sit-ins in Cairo last week.
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The supporters of Mohamed Morsi marched while chanting against Sisi and the police, prompting residents to clash with them in Saeed and Moheb streets.
Gharbiya’s security headquarters intensified security measures at the province’s headquarters, police stations, and churches for fear of attacks by Mohamed Morsi protesters on them.
Sabahi: People reject return of Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood
The Egyptian people will not accept the return of Hosni Mubarak, the “corrupt” National Democratic Party (NDP) and the “arrogant and conceited” Muslim Brotherhood, said Hamdeen Sabahi, the Popular Current’s founder.
In an interview with Russia Today, Sabahi, a defeated presidential candidate, said that the future president should be a pure example of the revolutionary, popular choice which stood up to the regimes of former presidents Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi.
Hosni Mubarak news: Rafah Crossing to reopen on Saturday
Sinai’s Rafah Crossing will reopen on Saturday to those entering or leaving Egypt, a source at the crossing said.
The crossing was closed on Monday after 25 soldiers were killed.
Rafah Crossing will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the source told the Middle East News Agency.
Last Monday, 25 Egyptian soldiers were killed after armed assailants forced the soldiers to get off a bus they were on and shot them dead.
Foreign minister to meet Ethiopian counterpart in September – ministry
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi will meet with his Ethiopian counterpart, Tedros Adhanom, next September, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
In a phone call, Fahmi and Adhanom discussed issues of common interest and ways to boost bilateral relations between Egypt and Ethiopia.
Ethiopia’s plans to build a dam on the River Nile raises fears on the future of Egypt’s water resources, especially after the Blue Nile’s course was diverted in preparation for the building of the $4.7 billion dam.
The foreign ministry stated in July that Egypt is deeply worried about Ethiopia’s unresponsiveness to an invitation extended by Egypt’s minister of water resources and irrigation.
The minister of water resources called for holding a meeting in Cairo in order to discuss the implementation of an international experts committee’s recommendations for the dam.
Heavy security at Cairo entrances before Mohamed Morsi supporters protests begin amid Hosni Mubarak controversy
Army forces were deployed at entrances and exits of Cairo hours before protests begin on Friday.
The National Coalition for Supporting Legitimacy urged people to take part in mass protests to support Mohamed Morsi on what they called the “Friday of Martyrs”.
The Armed Forces intensified their security measures at army checkpoints and at main squares inside Cairo in preparation for a possible outbreak of violence by supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the state television’s website reported.
Some forces were stationed at Abdel Moneim Riad Square and the Egyptian Museum’s vicinity to secure Tahrir Square and downtown Cairo.
Police forces were deployed at the Tahrir Square entrance leading to Ramses Street and Abdel Moneim Riad Square.
Army forces closed Gameat al-Dowal Street in Mohandessin with barbed wire in anticipation of planned protests by supporters of Mohamed Morsi.
They also placed metal barriers on all entrances leading to the street and deployed several tanks in Mostafa Mahmoud Square.
Last Friday, violence flared between security forces and allies of former president Mohamed Morsi after they called for his return.
The health ministry reported that 173 were killed and 1330 were injured in the clashes.
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