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Thousands rally for Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi: ‘Legitimacy or martyrdom’

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday was dubbed the "day of steadfastness" by supporters of ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi, who rallied by the thousands outside the prime minister's office to protest the formation of a temporary cabinet.

Protesters waved Korans and pictures of Mr. Morsi, Reuters reported. Their demands and chants: "God is greatest!" "Down with military rule!" and "We are all Morsi!"

One said to Reuters that "we have only two goals, legitimacy or martyrdom." And another interrupted and clarified, "peaceful martyrdom," Reuters reported.

The thousands marched through the center of town, targeting the government's seat of power, fighting back riot police as they headed toward Tahrir Square, Reuters said.

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