The protesters say they will not leave until Mr. Morsi is re-instated.
The Egyptian Army is looking for a legal basis, likely a court to ruling, to disperse the thousands of protesters who have been gathered at Nasr City for over three weeks demanding the release and re-instatement of deposed Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, an informed security source told Reuters.
Some residents close to the main pro-Morsi protest area in Nasr City have filed a complaint with the public prosecutor asking for the removal of the protesters, who they say are disturbing their lives. The protest in Nasr has been largely peaceful with the protesters refusing to leave until Mr. Morsi is re-instated.
An informed security source told Reuters that the case is expected to be taken to a court and ruled upon soon “to give the army a legal basis to end the protests”.
The Egyptian judiciary, many remnants of the Hosni Mubarak era, is believed to be very corrupt and faces several attempts at hardline reforms by Mr. Morsi in his one year in office.
The Nasr City protest is different from the protests by thousands of pro-Morsi protesters across various Egyptian cities. The protesters say they will continue until Mr. Morsi, held by the army in an unknown location since his ouster, is reinstated.
Nine people were killed in clashes across Egypt between supporters and opponents of Mr. Morsi, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.
The clashes began on Monday when pro-Morsi demonstrators approached central Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where opponents of the toppled Islamist leader held protests.
Clashes in Giza province on the outskirts of Cairo and Qalyoub town, north of Cairo, continued until early Tuesday.
More than 85 people were injured in the fighting, Al-Ahram newspaper reported.
Also, one man was killed and 15 people were injured in an attack against a group of protesters by hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
The protest occurred near Cairo University early on Tuesday morning, a state-run news Website said.
Al-Ahram Online said police fired tear gas to quell the violence and several cars in the area were destroyed or set on fire.
Police sources said hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters clashed with local residents, street vendors, and others near Cairo University’s main campus in Giza province, south of Cairo.
They said gunshots were fired and stones were thrown during the incident.
One person was killed and 20 were injured on Monday in clashes between Mr. Morsi’s supporters and opponents in central Cairo.
Some 100 have been killed since the army overthrew Mr. Morsi, elected last year, on July 3 after mass protests.
The Muslim Brotherhood said on the Facebook page of its Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which Morsi headed before he was elected president in June 2012, that five were killed in Tuesday’s clashes.
“Leaders of the military coup continue to terrorise the peaceful protesters in Egypt,’’ the FJP said in a statement in English.
The Brotherhood accuses the army of orchestrating a coup that has exposed deep political divisions in the Arab world’s most populous and influential nation.
FJP said the ministers of defence and interior, whom it called “the leaders of the coup,’’ would be held responsible for any future attempts to evacuate the Brotherhood protest areas.
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