Pro-Mursi alliance calls for Friday protests against army


Supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi called on Egyptians on Wednesday to hold “Friday of Martyrs” protests against the military takeover that ousted him seven weeks ago.

A grouping calling itself The National Coalition to Support Legitimacy, which has been demanding Mursi’s reinstatement, said in a statement: “We will remain steadfast on the road to defeating the military coup,” Reuters reports.