The United States has called on Egypt’s armed forces to free former President Mohamed Morsi, deposed in a coup after violent protests against his regime.

Germany has already asked for the army to release the Muslim Brotherhood representative, who is being held in an safe but unknown location, according to the BBC.

Thousands of his supporters gathered in the east of Cairo to demand his release on the first Friday of Ramadan, as secularist protesters gathered in Tahrir Square.

“We are ready to stay for a month, two months, a year or even two years,” an ultraconservative Salafi cleric, Safwat Hegazi, told protesters from a state set up in front of the Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque, according to AP.

“Some women proposed to bring ovens to bake sweets for the Eid.”

“We are ready to stay for a month, two months, a year or even two years,” an ultraconservative Salafi cleric, Safwat Hegazi, told protesters from a state set up in front of the Rabaa al-Adawiya Mosque, according to AP.

“Some women proposed to bring ovens to bake sweets for the Eid.”

 

The Huffington Post