Egypt Islamists vow new demos after police end mosque stand-off
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian Islamists announced fresh demonstrations for Sunday after police ended a tense stand-off with protesters at a Cairo mosque, as the death toll from four days of violence surpassed 750.
Security forces on Saturday dragged Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi from the Al-Fath mosque, passing through angry crowds who called them "terrorists" and tried to beat them. The interior ministry said 385 people inside the mosque had been arrested.
The clashes came as the government said the country's death toll had risen to more than 750 since Wednesday, when police cleared two camps of Mursi loyalists in the capital.
A statement by the Anti-Coup Alliance said several marches would take place in Cairo on Sunday afternoon, continuing the daily campaign of protests in defiance of an intensifying crackdown.