Egypt military warns against violent protests
- July 18, 2013 - 12:46 PM
CAIRO — Egypt's military has issued a stern warning against violence a day ahead of potentially massive protests called for by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president.
The military statement issued Thursday said that "whoever resorts to violence and deviates from peacefulness in Friday's rallies will put his life in danger."
The Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails, continues to demand his reinstatement, two weeks after he was toppled by the military following massive protests. The Brotherhood is calling for a massive rally Friday, which they've titled "Breaking the Coup." Anti-Morsi protesters also have called for protests Friday.
Some protests since Morsi's overthrow have turned violent. About 60 people have been killed in clashes with security and local residents that erupted out of the demonstrations.
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