Violent Clashes In Egypt Following Calls To 'Lay Seige' To The US Embassy

While Egypt may have left the front pages of the mainstream media, the boiling pot of tension is bubbling up nce again this morning. Ahram Online reports that violent clashes have occurred between pro- and anti-morsi groups near Tahrir Square, and the military has intervened with tanks. These clashes come on the heels of the Muslim Brotherhood calling on Egyptians to lay seige to the US embassy (for what he said was American support for Morsi' ouster) "US Diplomats should leave Egypt... [we] hope they won't be harmed." and the family of the deposed leader claiming the military 'kidnapped' him.

 

Via Bloomberg,

A Muslim Brotherhood leader called on Egyptians to lay siege to the U.S embassy in Cairo to protest what he said was American support for the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

 

U.S. diplomats should leave Egypt, Essam El-Erian told Brotherhood supporters today in Cairo’s Nasr City suburb, where they’ve been staging a sit-in since Mursi’s July 3 removal by the army.

 

He said he hoped they wouldn’t be harmed. The U.S., which gives more than $1 billion a year to the Egyptian military, hasn’t labeled its intervention as a coup, though it has called for a quick transition to democracy.

Via Ahram Online,

Hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed with anti-Morsi protesters who have been holding a sit-in in Tahrir Square on Monday afternoon.

 

The pro-Morsi demonstrators approached Tahrir Square after holding a protest rally at the US embassy a few blocks away.

 

 

CBC Satellite TV reported that organisers of the sit-in at Tahrir have called from the main stage in the square on the ministry of health to send ambulances to treat the injured.

 

Numbers of injured are not yet available.

Via Al-Jazeera,

Osama Mohammed Morsi son of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi speaks during a press conference in Cairo on July 22, 2013. The family of Morsi is to take legal action against Egypt's army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for "kidnapping" the Islamist president, his daughter Shaimaa Mohammed said.

 

Son of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Osama Mohammed Morsi, talks to Al Jazeera about the alleged kidnapping of his father.

 

 

 

The family of Egypt's deposed president has accused the army of kidnapping him. Morsi has not been heard from since he was overthrown and taken into custody on July 3rd.