Saturday 27 December 2014 - 10:28

Egypt alliance holds rally against military rule

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Egypt alliance holds rally against military rule
The nationwide rallies were held on Friday and have been organized by a coalition of anti-government groups and activists known as the Anti-Coup National Alliance.
The alliance, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned the government’s crackdown on dissent and called for the release of political detainees in the North African country.
The demonstrators chanted slogans against the rule of former army chief and current president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and in support of Morsi.
Egyptian cities such as Alexandria, Minya, al-Mahala al-Kubra and Giza have become the scene of the latest mass rallies.
On November 29, an Egyptian court dismissed charges against Mubarak in connection with the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his decades-long rule.
Egypt has been the scene of massive anti-government protests, with numerous clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters since July 2013.
Rights groups say the army’s crackdown on the supporters of Morsi has left over 1,400 people dead and 22,000 arrested, while some 200 people have been sentenced to death in mass trials.