SCAF supporters rally in Nasr City

Dozens of supporters of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces gathered at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier in Nasr City on Friday to join protesters who have been staging a sit-in there for the past week.

The protest, which was organized by the pro-SCAF Silent Majority group and the Maspero Youth Union, demands President Mohamed Morsy’s resignation. Protesters chanted against the Muslim Brotherhood and called for dissolving religiously-oriented political parties and barring members of religious movements from leading roles in the government.

State television reported that the protesters also demand the dissolution of the Shura Council and the Constituent Assembly, saying that the SCAF should form the constitution-writing body.

The protesters announced that they would block Nasr Street to protect the demonstration and also called on the president to secure it. They said they would cordon off the protest area with barbed wire and human shields.

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the memorial last week to support the supplementary constitutional declaration. Supporters of former presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq have also been staging protests there.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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