Friday Jul 05, 201304:35 PM GMT
Morsi supporters storm police station in Giza: Report
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans while holding a picture of deposed president Mohamed Morsi during a rally outside Cairo
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans while holding a picture of deposed president Mohamed Morsi during a rally outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque on July 5, 2013.
Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have stormed a local police station in Giza governorate, amid mass demonstration against the overthrow of Morsi’s government, Egyptian media said.


The protesters on Friday attacked the Talbiya Police Station in Giza, located in the west bank of the Nile and about 20 km southwest of central Cairo, the Egyptian daily al-Ahram reported.

Police used tear gas to disperse the angry protesters who were calling for the reinstatement of Morsi, who was unseated on July 3.

The attack came as Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets across the African country after Friday Prayers as part of the “Day of Rejection” demonstrations to denounce the military coup that removed Morsi from power.

The main anti-Morsi coalition called on “all Egyptians to mobilize in Egypt's squares” in order to “protect the June 30 Revolution.”

In Cairo, a deadly gunfight erupted as thousands of Morsi supporters gathered outside the Republican Guard headquarters.

A senior Muslim Brotherhood leader, Ahmed Fahmy, called on pro-Morsi protesters to back off and not to confront the army.

The Egyptian army has already sworn in an interim president, Adli Mansour, who issued his first decree on Friday, dissolving the parliament and appointing a new intelligence chief.

In a televised interview on Thursday, Mansour called for a unity in the country.

“All I can say to the Egyptian people is to be one body. We had enough of division,” he said, adding, “The Brotherhood is part of the fabric of Egyptian society. They are one of its parties. They are invited to integrate into this nation and be part of it.”

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