Watch live coverage from Egypt as gunfire erupts outside the Cairo headquarters of the Republican Guard where supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have massed vowing to defend him.
The first major attack by militants, in Sinai, hiked fears that the Islamists’ extreme fringe will turn to violent retaliation for Morsi’s ouster.
A crowd of Morsi supporters filled much of a broad boulevard outside a Cairo mosque, vowing to remain in place until the Islamist leader who was Egypt‘s first freely elected president is returned to his position.
The protesters railed against what they called the return of the regime of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, ousted in early 2011.
Gunfire erupted outside the Republican Guard headquarters where supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi had massed vowing to defend him.
Tens of thousands, mainly Islamists, chanted “down with military rule” in protests around Egypt on Friday, venting their fury at the military for ousting President Mohammed Morsi and vowing to restore him to office.