Pro-Brotherhood protesters rally on Maadi Corniche

Muslim Brotherhood supporters staged a rally on Sunday morning on the Maadi Corniche to denounce sentencing 21 Muslim Brotherhood girls and women, including seven minors, to 11 years in prison.
Many participants wore white clothes to show solidarity with them as defendants put on white clothes during trials.
Female protesters were very sparce, as particpants said they called on women not to take part for fear of police assaults.
The protesters raised Rabaa signs and images for toppled President Mohamed Morsy as well as images of the 21 girls and women sentenced to 11 years.
Many protesters rejected the possible pardon for the women and girls by Interim President Adly Mansour, saying he was illegitimate and the women would be released in all cases after the revolution gains the upper hand.
An Alexandria misdemeanors court sentenced the girls on Wednesday of last week, when they protested on the Corniche of Alexandria, over charges of joining a terrorist group, assembling, blocking roads, thuggery, destroying properties and disturbing public peace.
The defendants were part of the pro-Morsy 7am Movement, a peaceful protest group formed in Alexandria in October. The movement aims to protest early at 7am and form a human chain on the Corniche of Alexandria while raising banners and balloons and flashing the four-finger symbol that commemorates the killing of protesters in Rabaa el-Adaweya.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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