The Egyptian government says it is considering whether to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi took part in anti-government demonstrations in several Egyptian cities today.
Few demonstrators turned out for mass protests today by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, write Maggie Fick and Lin Noueihed. No clashes were reported between demonstrators and security forces.
Backers of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi are calling for more rallies against the government, raising the likelihood of new clashes. Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for saying that democracy was restored by the ouster of Morsi.
Backers of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued protests today after weekend clashes with the Egyptian army that reportedly left 72 from the Muslim Brotherhood dead. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling all of Egypt's political parties "to act immediately to help their country take a step back from the brink."
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging "a quick return to civilian rule in Egypt based on a clear road map for elections" after the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, says a UN spokesman on Ban's behalf. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern about the detention of Muslim Brotherhood members and emphasized that all sides need to refrain from violence. Multiple clashes have been reported in Egypt, with at least one dead.