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Pro-Morsi alliance calls for mass rallies Tuesday

A coalition of largely Islamist parties and groups supportive of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has called for mass rallies on Tuesday against the killing of pro-Morsi supporters

29.07.2013
Pro-Morsi alliance calls for mass rallies Tuesday

CAIRO (AA) – A coalition of largely Islamist parties and groups supportive of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has called for mass rallies on Tuesday against the killing of pro-Morsi supporters.

"The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy calls on the Egyptian people to take to the streets and squares nationwide to continue their peaceful revolution against the brutal coup and aggression and terrorism being practiced by coup leaders," it said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Anadolu Agency.

The Health Ministry said that 80 people have so far been confirmed dead in attacks between pro-Morsi demonstrators and security forces near the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square on Saturday.

But medics at a field hospital set up in the square say at least 66 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and 61 others "clinically dead".

The Muslim Brotherhood accused security forces of opening fire at its unarmed supporters.

But security forces denied using live ammunition against the protesters, insisting they had only used teargas to disperse the crowds.

Ever since his ouster by the military on July 3, Morsi supporters have been staging daily mass demonstrations and sit-ins nationwide demanding his reinstatement.

The two biggest sit-ins have been staged in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo and Nahda Square in Giza.

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