Thousands of Egyptians have burned the Israeli flag as they marked the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war against Tel Aviv.
A large number of demonstrators gathered in the capital Cairo to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
The angry protesters who gathered in Cairo™s iconic Liberation Square to denounce Israel, burned the Zionist regime’s flag and called for the suspension of ties between Cairo and Tel Aviv.
The demonstrators also demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to Cairo.
The pro-Morsi Islamic group led by the Muslim Brotherhood had urged its supporters to stage mass rallies on the occasion across the North African country.
œThe Egypt Anti-Coup Alliance repeats its call to all Egyptians to continue their protests in every part of Egypt, and to gather in Tahrir Square on Sunday, October 6, to celebrate the army of that victory and its leaders,” the group said in a statement.
Security authorities and law enforcement agencies deployed hundreds of troops to several districts of Cairo and its adjacent regions.
The security situation is tense around the Liberation Square as the army has pledged not to allow supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, into the square.
Latest reports say more than a dozen people have been killed in the ongoing clashes in Cairo and several other major cities.
On Friday, several people were killed in violent clashes between the army and supporters of the ousted president in the same area.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Interior Ministry has warned that it would confront any violence during the demonstrations.
œThe ministry asserts its determination to firmly confront all violence and infringements of law by the Muslim Brotherhood supporters through their marches,” the ministry said in a statement.
Egypt has witnessed soaring violence since July 3, when General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian army pushed aside Morsi, the country’s first democratically-elected president, and declared chief Justice of Egypt™s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as the interim president.
Hundreds of protesters, mostly Morsi™s supporters, have been killed or wounded during the violence that has erupted since his removal.
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