- The Washington Times - Friday, July 5, 2013

Egyptian authorities have gone on top alert, as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi vowed to hold massive demonstrations — a “Friday of Rage.”

The Muslim Brotherhood posted on its website a call to demonstrate, saying that right to peacefully protest was “a right guaranteed to all Egyptians,” and that it was relying on the government to provide security for the event, NBC reported.

The Muslim Brotherhood billed the protest as a rally “against the heinous coup against popular will,” the website stated. Brotherhood members labeled the rally the “Friday of Rage” and the “Friday of Rejection.”

The group called for “the masses of the Egyptian people to mobilize in peaceful mass marches in all liberty squares and streets of Egypt, to be started from all mosques, after Friday prayers, to reject the heinous coup against popular will.” The posting came at the hands of the National Alliance in Support of Electoral Legitimacy, NBC reported.

So far, dozens of people have been killed in the civil unrest that’s resulted from protests and rallies in the streets, leading to Mr. Morsi’s ouster earlier this week.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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