Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president march in defiance of army

CAIRO, (Reuters) – Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president marched toward a military facility in defiance of an army warning in the early hours of today, risking a new confrontation after dozens were shot dead at the weekend.

The Muslim Brotherhood said the destination was the military intelligence headquarters, despite an army statement warning protesters to steer clear of military installations.
A Reuters reporter saw several thousand marchers leaving the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in northern Cairo, where they have been staging a weeks-long vigil to demand the reinstatement of deposed Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected president.

At least 72 Brotherhood supporters were shot dead by security forces on Saturday near the vigil, deepening the turmoil convulsing the country since the army shunted Mursi from power on July 3.

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