Egypt's Brotherhood stands ground after killings

CAIRO Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:48pm BST

1 of 7. Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans during a protest at the Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo July 27, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO (Reuters) - Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi began marching from their Cairo vigil to the military intelligence headquarters on Monday, a spokesman said, ignoring a warning from the army to steer clear of military facilities.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Murad Ali said the marchers had set off from the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in northern Cairo, near where at least 72 were shot dead by security forces on Saturday.

The army, saying it was aware of the planned march, had issued a statement urging protesters "not to come close to military facilities in general, and the headquarters of military intelligence specifically."

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Philip Barbara)

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Raymond.Vermont wrote:
Time for Mrs T. May to consider an outright ban of the Muslim Brotherhood membership and activities here in the UK.

Political Islam is an insidious infection, in whichever society it is to be found!

Jul 28, 2013 12:14pm BST  --  Report as abuse
Raymond.Vermont wrote:
Gaza Hamas (a Egyptian MB affiliate) is the most obvious demonstration how political Islam uses opportune moments in political cycles to strike at freedoms presented under democracy.

Decent Egyptians are victims of the machinations of political Islam and its Muslim Brotherhood movement.

I agree fully with the Russian Supreme Courts ruling on the MB! (shame for the UK one, that it doesnt!)

Jul 28, 2013 12:19pm BST  --  Report as abuse
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