Chicago rally supports return of Egyptian President Morsi

Egypt’s interim president took the first steps toward building a permanent government, by appointing a vice president and a prime minister. 

But Egypt remains a nation divided over the ouster of president Morsi.

On Monday morning, Egypt’s Republican Guard fired upon pro-Morsi protesters outside the guard’s headquarters. Forty-two people are dead.

In response, the country’s party, which supported Morsi’s removal, pulled out of negotiations toward forming an interim government.

There have also been rallies by Egyptians who support the military government that replaced Morsi.

Chicago’s Egyptian consulate sponsored a pro-democracy rally Sunday. Marchers carried signs calling for the return of President Morsi to the Egyptian presidency.

They say the Egyptian people chose him as their leader, and the Egyptian Army should respect the will of the people.

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