CAIRO: Tens of thousands of people marched on Cairo’s streets on Saturday demanding to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
The Muslim Brotherhood called on Friday for “a day of marching on,” more than a week after the army overthrew Egypt’s first freely-elected president.
As midnight passed, huge crowds of pro-Morsi demonstrators were still out near the Defense Ministry and outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo.
The demonstrators have vowed to continue their campaign until Morsi’s reinstatement
“Our first demand is the return of our legitimate president to run the country again, this demand is not negotiable and we demand for a parliamentary council as soon as possible,” said a pro-Morsi protester.
Another demonstrator added that Morsi “should be returned to power and restored in his palace.”
On Friday, similar demonstrations were also held in different cities across the country including Giza and the northern city of Alexandria.
The demonstrators waved banners with Morsi’s images and denounced the army’s toppling of the former president. They also called Egyptian army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a traitor.