Egypt mosque besieged as Islamists prepare fresh demos
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian security forces surrounded a Cairo mosque full of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday as protesters planned fresh marches after street battles left more than 80 dead.
The tense stand-off at the Al-Fath mosque came after bloody clashes killed 83 people nationwide and resulted in the arrest of more than 1,000 alleged supporters of Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.
The crackdown has divided Egyptians as never before in recent history, splintering the army-installed interim government and inviting international censure.
One protester said nearly 1,000 people were trapped in the mosque, which had earlier held the bodies of more than 20 people killed in Friday's clashes.