Thousands of Egyptians Express Support for President and Opposition to Military
Cairo, July 11 (RHC)-- Thousands of Egyptians, mostly followers of Islamist parties and organizations, reaffirmed their support today for the presidential decree reinstating the parliament, despite the objection of the ruling military council and the Supreme Constitutional Court.
Supporters and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the political party of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, are continuing their protests in central Tahrir Square in Cairo.
Late Tuesday, the country's top court blocked Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s order for the country’s parliament to reconvene. The Supreme Constitutional Court affirmed a previous decision to declare the parliament unconstitutional, a ruling that prompted Egypt’s military rulers to dissolve the parliament last month.
The ruling came hours after Egypt’s parliament defiantly convened a brief session and approved a measure to seek legal advice on how to respond to the court’s ruling. After the latest decision was handed down, thousands of Morsi supporters gathered outside parliament and in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, shouting slogans against the military council and calling for a new constitution.