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Egypt's Islamists call for 4 days of mass protests ahead of ousted president's trial

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 file photo, a poster showing Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, and former presidents Anwar Sadat, left, and Gamal Abdel-Nasser, right, is taped to an army armored vehicle on a bridge leading to Tahrir Square during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Egypt's Oct. 6 crossing of the Suez Canal during the 1973 war with Israel, in Cairo, Egypt. Under President Mohammed Morsi, his Islamist allies pushed through a constitution that alarmed many Egyptians with its new, stronger provisions for implementing Islamic Shariah law and carving out extensive power for the military. Now after Morsi’s ouster, it is the turn of liberal and secular politicians to amend the charter, but they are balking at reversing those changes, caught up in the country’s stormy politics.  (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 file photo, a poster showing Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, and former presidents Anwar Sadat, left, and Gamal Abdel-Nasser, right, is taped to an army armored vehicle on a bridge leading to Tahrir Square during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Egypt's Oct. 6 crossing of the Suez Canal during the 1973 war with Israel, in Cairo, Egypt. Under President Mohammed Morsi, his Islamist allies pushed through a constitution that alarmed many Egyptians with its new, stronger provisions for implementing Islamic Shariah law and carving out extensive power for the military. Now after Morsi’s ouster, it is the turn of liberal and secular politicians to amend the charter, but they are balking at reversing those changes, caught up in the country’s stormy politics. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian workers inspect damages after pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters stormed the Al-Azhar Islamic university in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hours after the arrest of Essam el-Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood's political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, pro-Muslim Brotherhood student protesters stormed the administrative building of Al-Azhar Islamic university. They smashed windows and equipment while besieging the office of university's chief and other administrators. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latef, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT

    Egyptian workers inspect damages after pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters stormed the Al-Azhar Islamic university in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hours after the arrest of Essam el-Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood's political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, pro-Muslim Brotherhood student protesters stormed the administrative building of Al-Azhar Islamic university. They smashed windows and equipment while besieging the office of university's chief and other administrators. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latef, El Shorouk) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2013, military special forces stand guard at a street after Egypt's military chief says the president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt. Under President Mohammed Morsi, his Islamist allies pushed through a constitution that alarmed many Egyptians with its new, stronger provisions for implementing Islamic Shariah law and carving out extensive power for the military. Now after Morsi’s ouster, it is the turn of liberal and secular politicians to amend the charter, but they are balking at reversing those changes, caught up in the country’s stormy politics. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

    FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2013, military special forces stand guard at a street after Egypt's military chief says the president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt. Under President Mohammed Morsi, his Islamist allies pushed through a constitution that alarmed many Egyptians with its new, stronger provisions for implementing Islamic Shariah law and carving out extensive power for the military. Now after Morsi’s ouster, it is the turn of liberal and secular politicians to amend the charter, but they are balking at reversing those changes, caught up in the country’s stormy politics. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)  (The Associated Press)

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led coalition has called for mass demonstrations across the country starting Friday until the trial of the country's ousted president begins.

The trial of toppled President Mohammed Morsi is set to begin Nov. 4. Morsi, ousted in a July 3 coup, faces charges of inciting murder and violence in connection to deadly clashes outside presidential palace in December.

Some fear the trial will mark a new cycle of turmoil in Egypt. Since the coup, Egypt witnessed one of its worst bloodbaths when security forces violently cleared protest camps in Cairo, leaving hundreds dead and sparked weeks of unrest.

Morsi has been detained in undisclosed military facility since the coup. He has spoken twice to his family by telephone.