CAIRO – Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted president and his Muslim Brotherhood group have been marching in Cairo to keeping up the pressure on the country's military-backed leadership. Scattered protests also are occurring across Egypt.
Supporters of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first elected president, marched Friday in Cairo's southern district of Maadi. Some held pictures of their fallen members. Others called for Morsi to be reinstated, urging military leader Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to step aside.
Morsi was overthrown along with his Muslim Brotherhood-led government in July 3 coup after millions protested against his leadership.
Since then, Brotherhood supporters have staged near-daily rallies around the country, protesting security crackdown in which hundreds have been killed and more than 2,000 of group's members have been jailed.