5 July 2013

Egypt: Army Denies Pro-Mursi March Entry to Tahrir Square

Army tanks sealed off the Qasr al-Nile Bridge from the Cairo Opera House's side to prevent a pro-Mursi march from accessing Tahrir Square, the Middle East News Agency reported on Friday.

A march of former president Mohamed Mursi's supporters tried to reach the square via Qasr al-Nile Bridge, the agency added.

The march headed to October 6th Bridge after they were unable to get to the square using Qasr al-Nile Bridge.

People in Tahrir Square are on alert as they prepare to counter the pro-Mursi march.

Several army vehicles and armed soldiers are present at the square, and three helicopters are circling overhead.

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