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  7/7/2013, Tammuz 29, 5773

Pro and Anti-Morsi Demonstrations in Cairo


Tens of thousands of Egyptians flocked to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Sunday evening, to support the ouster of Mohammed Morsi as president and the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood from power. The Egyptian Air Force patrolled the skies overhead and ground forces increased the alert around the United States embassy.

In another part of the capital, Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered to protest the ouster and the transfer of government to decidedly secular entities. Kol Yisrael government radio reported that efforts failed at mediation intended to give the Brotherhood some role in the interim government. Egyptian military boss Abdul Fatah As-Sisi refused to talk to them and declined an offer by American Ambassador Anne Patterson to open negotiations, asking the U.S. not to get involved in Egypt's internal affairs.